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“She’s still in high school but already this teen folk-punk singer has the poise and songwriting chops of a road-weary, life worn artist.”
Rachel Liebrock/Sacramento News and Review
Sacramento artist, Parie Wood is only 17 but she’s received more attention on the local music scene than many performers twice her age. In her first year of active performing, Wood has been featured in numerous publications, radio broadcasts and television. The term “old soul” is often misrepresented and to be sure, over-used in the world of performing arts. In Parie’s case, the contrast of her highly evocative songwriting with her tender years showcases the fact that some artists truly possess this rare gift of a soul that is wise and understanding far beyond their physical years. Highly influenced by the great singer-songwriters that came many decades before her; Dylan, Simon and Jackson Browne, through contemporaries of today like Laura Marling and Sam Beam of Iron and Wine, Wood’s “folk-punk” approach has her growing fan base mesmerized.
The wisdom and honesty of Parie’s lyrics seems to resonate with everyone who sees her. In a very short period of time, she has received numerous awards including; The Judges Award for the 2011 JAMMIES, Sacramento’s Top 25 Most Creative Young Artists and most recently a 2012 SAMMIE Award (Sacramento Music Award) for “Best New Artist”.
In July of 2012 Parie released her first five song EP, “Manifest” which includes some of her favorite tunes from an already expansive catalog of 50 songs. The songs convey real life stories with such emotion and honesty that it is nearly impossible not to be moved. The mind is boggled even further with the realization that two of these beautifully vulnerable tunes were written at age 13!
The future surely looks bright for Wood. Parie is currently working on producing and performing her first music video and plotting her first post-graduation tour in 2013. One thing is for sure; Wood will always be working toward something. Restlessly driven and mature, she is THE one to watch…and hear.