Sure Feels Like Home
Victoria Parks is a seasoned and versatile performing songwriter, specializing in Anglo-Celtic, neo-traditional, contemporary ballads and humorous songs. Her soaring and powerful voice ranges from deep and rich to lilting and ethereal. She employs an uncanny talent with her sense of melody and harmony. Her haunting voice is absolutely brilliant- one moment extremely tender and intimate, then changing to mature, big and bold. She plays her guitar with an equal skill that 30 years of writing and performing have brought to this seasoned artist. Her love of traditional Scottish and Irish music shows in her own compositions. Her powerful and timeless lyrics cross cultures and time periods to reach every listener with universal themes that are always relevant. Whether historical or contemporary, her true stories and good yarns transport her listeners with honest emotion. Her sidesplitting humorous songs send her listeners into spasms of uncontrollable laughter. Her uniquely comedic perspective points to the truth of any situation and enables us to laugh at ourselves and the human condition. Critically acclaimed as a master lyricist, Victoria's rich background of influences have molded a well-rounded songwriter. Through all her songs Victoria shows her commitment to her deep sense of political and personal history. The common thread throughout her work is the cry for peace, love and justice. Victoria Parks is a universal world voice for a global audience in this new millennium. Review Quotes: 'An auspicious debut!' TOM PAXTON 'Sure Feels Like Home is a folk gem! Parks' songwriting and execution are so fully formed that she could easily hold her own with any of Triple A radio's most beloved singer songwriters.' THE CLEVELAND FREE TIMES 'Sure Feels Like Home has it's charms... Our favorites were Banks of the Kennebec, I'm Going Solar, and I'm Blue.' COLUMBUS DISPATCH 'An accomplished production, it surprises with moments of fine playing, touching harmonies, and passionate songwriting.' THE GUARDIAN 'This weLl-produced debut collection of original songs has full and tasteful arrangements, well written lyrics. Material ranges from historical ballads to socially conscious anthems. Parks' vocals are vibrato rich, reminiscent of Mary McCaslin and Melanie, alternately childlike and gutsy. Standout cuts include her tribute to Black Elk, 'Heal the Hoop,' and the folkrock anthem 'Long Way Back to Eden,' both with powerful vocals, intriguing lyrics; the bittersweet 'There Goes Another Rose,' and 'Banks of the Kennebec,' a tribute to her family's origins in Maine. Well worth a listen!' VICTORY ACOUSTIC MUSIC REVIEW.