"“Willow Tree” is not just a song; it’s a testament to Racyne Parker’s ability to capture the essence of love and relationships, making her a rising star worth keeping an eye on in the indie-folk music landscape."
- Marie Pilon, Conversations About Her
Originally from Southern Oregon, Denver based singer-songwriter Racyne Parker draws inspiration from country, modern folk, indie rock, and pop influences, to deliver catchy lyrics, warm vocals, and a contemporary style that fits in well on playlists next to Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Miranda Lambert. Her songs draw on her experiences with living in and leaving a small town, navigating uncertainty in love and life in her 20s, and finding joy in the little moments.
A performer with a low-stakes, kind, and engaging stage presence, Racyne makes room for story-telling, sing-alongs of cover songs, and making friends throughout her live sets, gigs, and shows. She's grateful for any chance she gets to perform and is happy to have you along for the ride!
Racyne released her debut single, “I'm a Mess”, in January of 2019 and her sophomore single, “Tumbleweed Town” in June of 2019. Released in August of 2019, her debut EP Tumbleweed Town is a collection of five country songs that give a nod to the country sounds of her youth. Throughout 2019, Racyne could be found playing shows ranging from small solo-acoustic coffee shop gigs to larger full-band shows at bars and restaurants, folk festivals, and County Fairs.
In 2020, Racyne released an upbeat, groovy single, "Hindsight," which she followed up with a lyric video featuring her bandmates, producer, and foreshadowing for her upcoming releases. Racyne ended 2020 with a second single, a ballad called "Fall Too Easy," and an ethereal, dreamy Oregon Coast music video for the song.
Kicking off 2021 with live drums, a fresh bassline, easy guitar licks, an occasional synth, and pop-esque piano sprinkled in, her latest single, "I'll Keep You" is the first love song that Racyne has released. The live band sound, quick lyrics, and catchy chorus were essential to creating a fun and light track that feel sunny, bright, and optimistic.
In March of 2022, Racyne Parker teamed up with Southern Oregon funk/rock band The Low Coals to release a three-song EP, Feel It Now, filled with grit, growl, and honest lyricism.
Shortly after the release of "Feel It Now," Racyne headed back to the studio, this time to work with producer Randall Kent out of Nashville, TN. Together they worked on a new single, "Here in the Middle," released in the fall of 2022.
Racyne has garnered attention in the press and media over the course of the last several years with features, reviews, and placements in the following:
Through a growing social media following, gigs & shows, as well as press and marketing efforts, Racyne continues to grow her fanbase through meaningful and genuine connections that continue to propel her forward on her musical journey.
In her latest single, Willow Tree, she explores the friends-to-lovers trope, painting a heartfelt portrait of a life spent with a cherished partner. With delicate vocals, ambient pedal steel, simmering mandolin, and enchanting guitar riffs, the song weaves a tale of wistful nostalgia and enduring love.
Willow Tree” finds its place alongside artists like Taylor Swift and Maggie Rogers, delivering a soul-stirring experience for listeners.
- Last Day Deaf
The song's mournful pedal steel and hypnotic acoustic guitar, backdropped with a solitary whistle, craft an exquisite yet desolate landscape, resonating with the soul-stirring authenticity of Parker's voice. Delving into a rich country-western soundscape, it marries Parker's hypnotic vocals with banjo's and cello's stirring notes, reaching a crescendo of emotional depth and ethereal beauty that envelops you in a profound, otherworldly experience.
- Chris Roditis, MusicnGear
“Here in the Middle” opens on a mellow, haunting guitar, followed by the entry of Parker’s deliciously inflected voice, at once velvety and intoxicating imbuing the lyrics with hints of disquiet, It’s one of those exquisite voices full of subtle nuances and vibrant tones. An alluring rhythm gives the tune a compelling feel and flow as gleaming guitars merge with a sighing steel guitar, infusing the harmonics with stylish flavors and creamy leitmotifs."
- Guitar Girl Magazine
"Now while there are certainly glimmers of folk that show themselves quite clearly, we personally enjoyed just how rock-leaning this all came out to be. If anything, the band shows off an impressive versatility from song to song, showing their strengths off in how to correctly structure a song. The moods continuously shift, but the cohesion in these songs from start to finish are as together as can be. Although there’s different styles at play, you know it’s all coming from the same record and not jumping around just for the sake of it. It also gives the listener that overwhelming feeling to listen, learn those lyrics, and belt them out as loud as possible on a long car ride!"
- We Write About Music
"A pop flare added to the traditional singer-songwriter style, the new track, “I’ll Keep You,” is deemed as Parker’s first real love song, with previous releases about the ups and downs in relationships."
- Linsey Rotter, Music Mecca
"Singer/songwriter Racyne Parker unveils new single I’ll Keep You. Perfect blend of pop and country music. Energetic, yet calm. Fun to listen to, worth many repeated listens. Racyne's vocals are backed by live drums, a fresh bassline, easy guitar licks, an occasional synth, and pop-esque piano. I’ll Keep You suits Racyne’s style so well. Catchy in its structure. Perfect song for Friday. Let the weekend begin!"
"This latest single carries a vibrant simplicity that comprehends the shire beauty within Racyne’s passionate & angelic voice, which enables this gifted performer with an opportunity to bring the lyrical journey behind the song to centre stage for the full duration of this captivating release."
- Jess, Fierce & Fabulous Revolutions
"The five songs feature attractive melodies and lyrics that ring of a sincere songwriter writing about her own experience...Parker writes interesting lyrics that talk about life, love and the pursuit of it even through the ups and downs."
- Nolan Conghaile, C.U.R. Country
"‘I’m A Mess’ is a promise of sorts. It’s the thought of looking at the small things in life that could matter more. Simple, well kept, edges with an indication of wariness, Racyne’s vocals tie her lyrics into drifts of wood, wandering down a creek in a summer’s late afternoon. She tells us that ‘if you are a mess…this one is for you’. The uplifting single of challenges and recognition for action, is the gift of the new track."
- CHF Staff, comeherefloyd