KELA PARKER

PERFORMER-COMPOSER, PIANIST, GUITARIST, SINGER

NW Summer Tour Coming Up!

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 7:24pm by kelap No Comment
NW Summer Tour Coming Up!

This summer I am going to be doing a solo tour of the Northwest, heading through the Gorge in Eastern Washington, to Idaho, through Seattle and back to Portland. I am booking this tour almost exclusively in living rooms and smaller venues, so if you know of a place somewhere along that route that might be…

NEW RELEASE: WEALTH OF HEART

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 4:53pm by kelap 1 Comment
NEW RELEASE: WEALTH OF HEART

“Wealth of Heart” is new territory for me on every level. With the upcoming record I’m working on, my process in composing and production has been different than on earlier projects. Too, this was a new kind of song for me to write. As a songwriter I have always tried to avoid writing love songs. Love is one of the…

HAUS Show April 13, 2015 Portland, Oregon

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 3:56pm by kelap No Comment
HAUS Show April 13, 2015 Portland, Oregon

HAUS shows is a local Portland house concert series put on by Lukas and Alex, two local filmographers and musicians who love documenting the local music scene (along with visual artwork from local artists). These guys make high quality videos of each performer/s who play and always do a good job of curating an interesting bill….

OCTOBER SHOWS: MUSE:forward & House Show

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:45pm by kelap No Comment
OCTOBER SHOWS: MUSE:forward & House Show

OCTOBER 19TH, 2014 FOR MUSE:FORWARD @ THE WAYPOST, 3120 N. WILLIAMS, 7PM If you are interested in New/Electronic/Experimental/etc. music, make sure to catch the next Muse:forward evening at the Waypost (on the 3rd Sunday of every month). Hosted and curated by Chris Corbell, this is becoming one of Portland’s best little communities for all the music that…

((NEGATIVE SPACE)) MCCULLEY-FALCONER DUO with KELA PARKER @ PORTLAND PIANO COMPANY AUGUST 20TH 7PM

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:08pm by kelap 2 Comments
((NEGATIVE SPACE)) MCCULLEY-FALCONER DUO with KELA PARKER @ PORTLAND PIANO COMPANY AUGUST 20TH 7PM

Okay friends, I’m REALLY excited! I just finally, FINALLY, got my 102 year old Baldwin piano regulated (different from tuning, but equally important in terms of playability and sound). The regulation was the final step after a long journey of bringing this lovely old piano back to life. It was originally built in 1912 by the Baldwin…

SEARCHING & SEWING RECORD RELEASE

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 8:59pm by kelap 1 Comment
SEARCHING & SEWING RECORD RELEASE

ABOUT THIS RECORD: This record was actually made in 2012 but I didn’t get around to putting it out until late 2013. The delay was due to the ongoing question mark around the issue of the “house” for which HOUSWIFE is named. I wrote and recorded the 7 songs on this EP during a period…

Kela Parker Opens for MADELEINE PEYROUX at the Aladdin Theatre

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 11:48am by kelap No Comment
Kela Parker Opens for MADELEINE PEYROUX at the Aladdin Theatre

It was definitely one of the highlights of my year or actually my performing life thus far, when I got to open for international singer Madeleine Peyroux at Portland’s Aladdin Theatre. I found out about the show rather last minute (like, the day before): I was having an altogether uneventful afternoon, and incidentally, happened to be…

THANK YOU KICKSTARTER SUPPORTERS

Posted on November 22, 2011 at 11:46am by kelap 1 Comment

Funny story: I had raised just $100 short of the goal for my Kickstarter project to get my first record made ($2000). I was nearing that dreaded fundraising moment, when you can feel the support from everyone who has contributed but you can also hear the axe getting ready to fall because with Kickstarter it’s all or…