Rick Parnell Music

Rick Parnell is a Canadian singer/songwriter walking a road less traveled. Sidelining an enviable corporate career to pursue a passion for song, his music sprouts from the very roots of the Folk-Rock tradition and then subtly suggests new directions. Introspective and captivating, his songs most frequently evoke comparisons to Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and George Harrison. John Lennon and Johnny Cash are influences that also arise when describing Rick's vocal and song writing style ... Complex yet catchy lyrical phrases, solid melodies and impressionistic storytelling.

The Rick Parnell Band
The core band line-up consists of Rick Parnell on rhythm and vocals, Hart Parnell on lead guitar, and Ian Lopez-Ganoza on bass and backing vocals. Guest musicians (like regulars Marq DeSouza and Graham Ronne) join in to fill out every recording, event or venue.