SONGWRITING PRODIGY PARKER TWOMEY ENTERS THE DALLAS MUSIC SCENE

SONGWRITING PRODIGY PARKER TWOMEY ENTERS THE DALLAS MUSIC SCENE

Spinster Records hosts day party to celebrate the release of the 16-year-old singer-song writer guitarist/pianist’s debut album on Sunday, May 28

(DALLAS, April 2017; source: CultureHype) – Dallas-based singer-songwriter Parker Twomey is set to release his debut album “Floating” on Friday, May 26. Pulling inspiration from prolific songwriters like Elliott Smith, Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell and Ben Kweller, his debut album gives an admirable nod to indie rock, folk and alt-country genres. The gifted 16-year-old and Booker T. Washington High School student will celebrate the release of his album at Oak Cliff’s Spinster Records on Sunday, May 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. with a special acoustic set by soulful musician David Porcheddu. Spinster Records is located at 829 W. Davis St., Dallas, Texas 75208.

“It has been an unbelievable experience to work with artists on my album who I have such great respect for,” said Twomey.  Will Johnson, Britton Beizenherz and Ian Moore have been awe-inspiring mentors who Twomey is happy to call friends.

Recorded at Ramble Creek Recording Studio in Austin, Texas, “Floating” features 12 tracks produced by Will Johnson (Centro-matic/Monsters of Folk) and Britton Beisenherz (Monahans/Milton Tapes). From the stripped-down, emotional pinning of "Mockingbird Station" to the Beatle-esque pop stylings and complexity of "Hospital Waiting Room", Twomey’s talent as both a songwriter and musician is in full bloom on the EP.

“Parker’s instincts; eye for detail, gift for arrangement and feel for melody made an impression on me instantly,” said producer Johnson. “His talent is exceptional, powerful and resonant.”

The artist enlisted help from a plethora of local talent on this album, including Britton Beizenherz (bass),

Robert Sanchez (drums), Chad Stockslager (piano), Becki Howard (violin, background vocals), Jon Dee Graham (lap steel guitar), Brook Wallace Deaton (fiddle), Ian Moore (guitar), Ricky Ray Jackson (pedal steel guitar), Will Johnson (background vocals/electric guitar) and Jeff Taylor (percussion).

“Parker’s vision and focus, combined with a keen understanding of what makes for a gratifying listening experience, culminate to reveal an artist whose wisdom and talent transcends his years,” Beisenherz said.

The Dallas born singer-songwriter’s realization of his musical destinyilluminated at the age of 10 when he attended his first concert, “The Drive By Truckers” and “Centro-Matic”. Since then, he’s discovered new facets of and constructing his talent. Parker’s sound is a serenade of soft, delicate vocal tones with a melodic guitar to compliment his voice.  

“My goal is to make people think and inspire them,” said Twomey. “We need more inspirational thinkers to push us forward in this time of revolutionary change, rather than sitting in the same place and not advancing. This is the case in music and all aspects of the arts in the world around us.”

Parker has performed with the likes of Ian Moore, Jacob Metcalf, Kirk Thurmond and Salim Nourallah. He’s attended Moore’s songwriting retreat in Dripping Springs, Texas in 2015, which “had a profound influence on the teenager’s approach to crafting his music.” Moore played guitar in Joe Ely’s touring band and has toured with Bob Dylan, ZZ Top and The Rolling Stones.  

“Though just in his mid-teens, Parker possesses such a deep resonance in his spirit that it jumps beyond the song,” said Moore. “It is fantastic to meet such a promising young artist at the dawn of his journey.”

Parker Twomey’s debut album “Floating” will be available on iTunes, Spotify and the artist’s website on Friday, May 26. Visit www.parkertwomey.com to purchase or for more information.  

Track Listing:

1.    “Sweater” (2:58)
2.    “Special To Me” (2:57)
3.    “Why Do Bad Things Happen To Really Good People?” (4:32)
4.    “Hospital Waiting Room” (4:46)
5.    “Candles” (5:21)
6.    “Dream” (4:01)
7.    “So Sorry” (2:49)
8.    “Winter” (3:59)
9.    “I Believe” (5:14)
10.  “When I Was Young” (2:45)
11.  “Mockingbird Station” (4:59)
12.  “Floating” (4:14)

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