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“Parsons has a warm spirit. Even though her tunes touch on hardships and dark times, they impart a sense of hope that’s lately in short supply”
– Jordan Adams, Seven Days
‘Reid has such a smooth voice – a really cool Americana vibe to it – really dig it!’
– Jono Long GRAMMY® Winning Producer, Lady A
‘Parsons has a voice like an elevator shaft, nimble with a natural reverb. With a warble here and a crack there, she packs emotion into these songs.’
-Margaret Grayson, Seven Days
‘Reid Parsons can make a meal of even the simplest line. At one point, she sings the word “arm” with six or seven different notes, leaping across octaves like a rock skipping over water. But her vocal prowess isn’t show-offy. Though she could probably deliver some American Idol belting-to-the-rafters were she so inclined, she keeps things in service to the song.’ – Roy Padgett, County Tracks
‘Reid Parsons’ debut EP finds a young songwriter emerging fully-formed. Take “Charlie,” a harrowing short story that packs years of a troubled child’s life in under four minutes. Parson’s doesn’t waste a word, with poetry worthy of Townes Van Zandt.’ – Roy Padgett, County Tracks
Vermonter Reid Parsons is an open book on stage, words stripped to the heartwood. Parsons’s lyrics are honest and simple, placed with intention in a true craftsman style. Not one to beat around the bush, Parsons has a knack of distilling the hurts and hopes of life into compact tunes that live in the liminal spaces between genres. “Parsons has a warm spirit. Even though her tunes touch on hardships and dark times, they impart a sense of hope that’s lately in short supply” (Jordan Adams, Seven Days).
Parsons was raised in the woods with early influences of folk, blues, and jazz. Her deft songwriting landed her the top spot at the 2017 Advance Music Singer/Songwriter competition, providing the opportunity to record a 5 song EP, released in 2018. Parsons subsequently recorded a live EP in 2021, and her debut album is scheduled for independent release in late 2023.