Randy Parsons is a songwriter, vocalist and composer, and plays acoustic/electric guitar and bass. His song “Lucia Walk on The Beach” was used in ABC Family's 2007 hit series, Falcon Beach, and his "Sag Harbor Blues" appeared in 2010 in PBS's "Roadtrip Nation". Randy also performed in concert on bass for Grammy award-winning songwriter Hugh Prestwood. His vocals and instrumentals cover several genres including Alt Pop, Folk Jazz, RnB and Country. Randy's vocals are mellow and smokey, perfect for laid back Film and TV scenes about romance or crossed lovers.
Randy Parsons has written and recorded award-winning songs, played and sang in concerts, and his “Sweet Motion,” with sweet female vocals and bittersweet lyrics about starting a new life in LA, was a finalist in the 2003 CMT/NSAI songwriting contest. His “Morning Sky” won first place in the 2005 Boston Folk Festival songwriting contest.
Randy is New York-based and studied music at the Juilliard School, Berklee, New York University and the New School with Hugh Prestwood, Henry Gaffney, Jeff Franzel and Pat Pattison. He has performed at the former Folk City (NYC), the Bitter End (NYC), the Nameless Coffeehouse (Boston), the Stephen Talkhouse (NY) and accompanied Grammy award-winning songwriter Hugh Prestwood on electric bass.
Other musicians on Randy’s CDs inlcude: Nancy Atlas, Lorraine Ferro, Mike Mandel, John Margolis, Veronica Nunn, Marlon Saunders, John Valentine and George Wurzbach. Randy's three released CDs are: City and the Sky (1977), Right from the Start (1999), and Go Ahead and Love Someone (2002).
Bluesy guitar based male vocals, 60's nostalgia. Looking back in a purple haze about the past slipping away, about a modern man trying to find his way in a brand new day following loss of a lot of friends and landmarks. Filled with dreams in spite of many losses, even though time is ticking away... Male Vocals, Blues, East Coast Blues
A funky guitar blues riff underlies a cool, bluesy, jazzy sax with electric bass and drum kit. A lovely bridge sounds classical and provides a sweet contrast to the harder, urban, late night, blues feel. Film, TV, crime show, bar scene, Los Angeles, 1960's, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Hendrix. Instrumental, Rock, Blues Rock
Melancholy, lonely, haunting, gorgeous acoustic guitar instrumental. Acoustic lead layers over fingerpicking chords. Delicate. Happy sad. Chord progression like "Dust in the Wind". Great for film and TV background. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Young free and in love, a couple take a road trip passing through West Virginia. He observes the two of them and also the scenery outside the windows. Guitar fingerpicking. Male vocal. Laid back folk, country feel. Two layers of fine acoustic guitar parts and poetic lyrics. Male Vocals, Country, Alt Country
Lovely, minor key, evocative acoustic guitar instrumental with fingerpicking style underneath and overdubbed lead parts. Sounds like Crosby Stills and Nash. Great for film or tv contemplative scene. Four layers of sound. Instrumental, Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
Medium Bossa Nova, acoustic and nylon guitar, instrumental, flute. Delicate romantic and sweet. Flirtatious alluring, new girlfriend, walking on the beach. Sunny innocent, loving and caring. Holiday in Rio, walking on the beach. Instrumental, Brazilian, Bossa Nova
Instrumental steel string acoustic guitar blues groove with pop inflections. Lead acoustic guitar licks. Bass guitar. Slinky, feel good, walking groove, happy. Unplugged. Key of A. Folk, blues, jazz and pop elements. Easy going, relaxed, sexy. Film and TV background. Unusual voicings. Instrumental, Blues, Country Blues
Soulful and sweet ballad with female vocal, pop, blues, folk, jazz, road song, Los Angeles, New York. All about shaking off the blues and going to LA to start a new life and new hope, while memories replay themselves as she travels across the states. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Fall is coming, summer's over, time to head south to a warmer climate, but its hard for a drifter to leave a new love behind. Folk Rock. Guitar band. Great female vocal. Beach resort. Migration south. High energy. Witty lyrics, shades of Robert Frost, all about fair weather friends. Female Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
A gorgeous piano vocal, female voice with band. Jazz and bossa nova colors, congas, acoustic guitar and base. Think Sarah McLaughlin, moody, reflective, uplifting. Learning to let go, saying farewell and moving ahead. A beach resort in the off-season, a winter wind blowing but hopes are high. Female Vocals, Pop, Lilith Fair
ARTIST KEYWORDS: Randy Parsons, Randy Parsons, vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pop, jazz, folk, blues, mellow, Sarah McLaughlin, Dr. John, Marvin Gaye, Judy Collins, Jackson Browne, acoustic guitar instrumental, easy listening, film, tv, singer songwriter, bossa nova, laid back,