We had the good fortune of connecting with Parker Twomey and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Parker, what are you inspired by?
Growth… The expansion of my awareness, consciousness, knowledge, and wisdom have always driven me. I’m most inspired when I’m regularly discussing and journaling on concepts and ideas. Perspective, spirituality, fear, and love, for example… Often, I’ll write pages and pages on a random topic, uncovering thoughts and potential lyrics that usually inspire a song or help develop my view on life in general. Exploring the mind is a lot of fun for me, especially from pen to paper.

I always try to approach my life out of curiosity. I think that mentality keeps me constantly inspired and excited about life; there’s always something new to uncover. Personally, living would be boring if I wasn’t always pushing myself to evolve.

From a musical standpoint, since it’s been the main channel of my inspiration over the last decade, I really enjoy the methodology of a song. The writing, editing, revising, recording demos, dressing the song up in the studio, giving it to the world, and reinventing it on stage to an audience. I love the process.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others –

A lot of people say that I have a unique vocal sound. I’ve described my upcoming album “All This Life” as pretty folksy with a slight Texas twang. It’s also pretty celestial at times. I think my approach to this kind of music is different from a lot of people within the genre because while I’m inspired and grew up listening to classic artists like Willie Nelson, I’m also influenced by artists like Elliott Smith, Dawes, and Ryan Adams, to name a few…

What are you most proud of or excited about?

Right now, I’m really excited to release my music to the world. My debut single, “I’d Be Your Man,” comes out on all platforms on April 8th, 2022. I’m proud of my upcoming record, “All This Life,” and am already excited to start recording my next one.

How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? –

I started writing, recording, and gigging out when I was 10, so I’ve been doing this for a long time. I spent my high school years at “Booker T. Washington HSPVA” honing in my craft (Dallas’ performing arts school) and began working at “Modern Electric” recording studio towards the end of high school. After graduating, I hit the road playing keys, auxiliary guitar, and singing backup vocals for Paul Cauthen. I never thought I’d play Red Rocks and the Grand Ole Opry at 18 years old. It was not easy. Many people see accomplishments like that and think I was lucky, but I definitely put the time and work in. There is something to be said about being at the right place at the right time, but what good is being at the right place at the right time if you’re not prepared? I believe the universe puts us exactly where we’re supposed to be. I feel very blessed and am grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had this far.

What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way? –

I’ve just had to learn how to balance my life, and it’s something I’m sure I’ll always be working on and refining, as my lifestyle is constantly in flux. I’m spending a lot more energy now on my health, especially when I’m on the road. Staying curious, as I mentioned earlier. Living in the now. It’s easy to live in your head, especially as a Virgo… Haha. The more present I am, the more I enjoy life, at least in extrovertive situations. There are definitely times that living in your head can be a superpower, though. I still have so much to learn, and I hope to always feel that way.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Depending on the mood, I’d probably take someone out to a cool dive bar or maybe a bookstore or coffee shop. I’d definitely take them to see some live music at one of my favorite venues, “The Kessler,” “Granada Theatre,” or “Majestic.” I also really love camping, hiking, and getting out in nature. I guess If I had a week, I might take someone down to Big Bend and Terlingua to experience, in my opinion, the most beautiful place Texas has to offer.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My parents always encouraged me to follow my path, and that’s something I’m really thankful for. I’m also very grateful to the “Modern Electric” crew (Jeff Saenz, Beau Bedford, Jason Bert) for taking me in when I was younger and mentoring me. I was really pumped to have worked with Beau Bedford (Texas Gentlemen/Modern Electric) as my producer and Matt Pence (Shakey Graves/The Echo Lab) as my engineer and producer for my upcoming album. “All This Life.” And to Paul Cauthen for believing in me and introducing me to life on the road.

Website: https://www.parkertwomey.com

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Image Credits
Andrew Witcher, Steve Visneau, Sil Azevedo, Rico DeLeon

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