One Eye Open
Rick Parnell's debut offering sprouts from the very roots of the Folk-Rock tradition and then subtly suggests a whole new direction. Introspective and captivating, listeners compare Rick Parnell most often to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, though Rick says it's not fair to suggest he sounds like either. George Harrison, John Lennon and Johnny Cash are also influences that often arise when describing Rick's vocal and song writing style. All six songs on this initial EP are rich with nuance and possibility and are destined to be replayed and covered by artists across many musical genres. The EP is produced by Graham Ronne, a talented Canadian singer/songwriter in his own right. Having stumbled onto Rick's work, Graham aggressively sought to expose Rick's talents to a wider audience. On the recordings, Graham rounds out Rick's rhythm guitar and vocals with masterful lead and steel guitar to create an overall sound whose richness defies the limited instrumentation.