THE KRISTA PARRISH BAND: KEEP YOUR EYES CLOSED
late night bluesy ballad with jazzy vocal by Krista Parrish, a most accomplished performer who can run melodic rings around many vocalists who try to do what she does.
JAWZ-KIAC Hitline Review
"supple & soulful with a broad pallete that is equally at home conveying sweet playfulness or smoky- timbred yearning or dusky introspection-it was her immersion in jazz that left the greatest impression."
NAILA FRANCIS, Itelligencer
At a glance Krista Parrish will likely draw you in with her beauty and contagious smile but below the surface is a deeply intellectual, timeless songwriter. She sings with a range and tone that is exceptional, writes clever lyrics that will touch your heart, and plays the strings off a guitar. Krista’s picking style, percussive strumming, two handed finger tapping technique, and intricate chord progressions present a unique quality to every performance. But her ability to combine such virtuosity on her instrument with equal vocal technique truly separates Krista from most contemporary singer songwriters. In any performance, she will share emotion and honesty, sweet, yet raw, whether she is scatting or breaking your heart with a sultry tone. “Krista’s command of the guitar could easily steal the show if her voice weren’t equally magnetic.” says T.J. Alexander, Channel 6 ABC.
Touted as a great solo performer, she now has the addition of husband Steven Murphy on bass and Michael Fazekas on drums. Switching off between piano, guitar and mandolin, the new trio has given Krista a lot of room to grow, experiment and share the writing process with her fellow musicians. "It's a match made in heaven and a blessing to be playing with two people whom I connect so strongly with musically." says Parrish.
The trio released their first full length studio album in mid 2010 titled “Playing With Pendulums”. They worked with Grammy award winning producer and engineer, Glenn Barratt of Morning Star Studios. “Krista Parrish has an infectious sound that blends elements of 70’s art rock with superb modern tap guitar. She is a MUST-SEE!” says Barratt. Coincidentally, the week the album was released, their track “Easier Said Than Done” went to #1 on the indie rock Americana music charts & the “all genre” music chart topping major artists Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper & Gnarls Barkley. Krista has had several songs on the indie music charts in the rock, folk & jazz genres. Since then, the trio has shared stages with national acts such as Acoustic Alchemy, Keller Williams, Garaj Mahal and Francis Dunnery. Krista’s music was accepted in 2010 to stream on the popular internet radio Pandora.com. You can find her current CD’s on itunes, cdbaby.com, amazon.com, rhapsody and her official website.