Folk Singer Mel Parsons Touring US

Award-winning singer-songwriter New Zealander Mel Parsons, 36, recently performed as part of the Concerts in the Woods series in Coyle, Washington.

“We are very lucky to have Mel Parsons make a stop in Coyle on her very limited North American tour this year,” said Norm Johnson, organizer of the concert series.

“Mel is a fantastic songwriter, singer and guitarist who has created some of the most beautiful folk music in her home country of New Zealand and around the world.”

Parsons has released her third full-length album Drylands and has just returned from a 23-date headline tour of New Zealand. The release follows the success of both her debut album Over My Shoulder in 2009 and sophomore offering Red Grey Blue in 2011.

On 1 June, Parsons plays in Cambridge, Illinois, followed by a show in Cedar Falls, Iowa on 2 June.

She is a two-time NZ Music Award (VNZMA) finalist for Folk Album of the Year; winner of the 2016 NZCMA Country Song of the Year; winner of the 2016 MMF award for Best Independent Tour; and a finalist for the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll award in 2015.

Parsons grew up on a farm near Westport.

Original article by Peninsula Daily News, May 25, 2018.

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