With modern folk, country, and indie influences, singer-songwriter Racyne Parker's lyrical delivery and contemporary style fit in well on playlists next to Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Maggie Rogers, and Miranda Lambert.
With a live set that samples songs from a variety of genres, including country, folk, rock, indie, pop, and Americana, Racyne Parker is a singer-songwriter who brings something for all audiences.
An up-and-coming recording and performing artist, Racyne is currently based out of Colorado. She began performing in and around Southern Oregon in 2018 and is always excited to expand on opportunities to connect with new audiences.
Racyne released her debut single, I'm a Mess, in January of 2019 and her sophomore single, Tumbleweed Town in June of 2019 ahead of the release of her first EP, Tumbleweed Town. Released in August of 2019, Tumbleweed Town is a collection of five country songs. In 2020, Racyne released another single, Hindsight followed by a second 2020 single, Fall Too Easy.
Born and raised in Klamath Falls, OR, Racyne grew up riding horses, playing sports, and singing with her dad's country/rock band. Racyne wrote her first song when she was in the 4th grade, (it was about her little sister), and she has been writing songs ever since.
In high school, Racyne sang in the jazz choir but moved away from musical performance as she pursued athletic opportunities in basketball, volleyball, and track & field. Despite this shift, Racyne held tight to the hope that someday she would be able to follow her passions to write, sing, and share music.
Racyne left home, college-bound, in 2013. She double-majored in biology and anthropology and received a Bachelor of Arts from Willamette University in 2017. On the path to medical school, she focused on academics and graduated with honors.
Racyne was also a dual-sport athlete on the Willamette Women's Basketball team and the Willamette Track and Field team. Though she committed her time to academics and athletics, she found herself constantly returning to music, performing in the Willamette Talent Show and breaking out her guitar around campfires. She could not shake the daydreams of becoming a professional singer/songwriter.
It was in college that Racyne began writing songs inspired by the country sounds of her childhood and the indie/folk sounds of her college years. It was during this time that she began to truly believe in her music, and it was through those songs that abstract notions of pursuing her passion for singing and songwriting finally became realistic.
In the year following her graduation, Racyne continued to write songs, began recording her first EP with SoundSmith Studios in Bend, OR, and started performing back home in Klamath Falls.
Her debut single, "I'm a Mess" was released in January of 2019, followed by a sophomore single in June 2019. Her debut EP, "Tumbleweed Town," was released in August 2019 and is now available on all listening platforms.
Racyne spent a year playing shows with local Southern Oregon band Lucid Blue, from March of 2019 to March 2020 before moving her home-base to just outside of Boulder, Colorado.
During the summer of 2020, Racyne came together with Jordan Renn and Nick Wood of Lucid Blue to form the band Racyne Parker & The LowCoals, which began recording their debut single and EP in the summer of 2020. A project that gravitates heavily toward the indie rock, alternative, and indie pop genres, the Racyne Parker & The LowCoals project is expected to be released in 2021.
In the fall of 2020 Racyne released two singles, Hindsight and Fall Too Easy as solo projects. Both singles are now available on your favorite listening platforms!
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