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Honey & Tears  11 songs - Power Pop and Melancholy - Available on Vinyl, CD and Digital download
Honey & Tears 11 songs - Power Pop and Melancholy - Available on Vinyl, CD and Digital download
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 "Richie Parsons demos at times remind me of the best heartfelt moments of Paul Westerberg, those heart-on-the-sleeve moments that belied his allegiance to the nihilism of vintage punk. Richie comes from the class of '77, but his record collection is big and wide enough to allow him to absorb all the tropes of great songwriting over the ages. Some of these songs have basic recordings done, and I can see a great album taking shape already! "

                                                                              Ken Stringfellow

Preview Track- Right On Time - Demo version!!

https://soundcloud.com/richieparsons/right-on-time

A Little History

I have been writing and performing music since 1977 with Unnatural Axe, Future Dads, Band 19, Tomato Monkey and The Chord Rockers. 

In 2006 life was getting crazy for me and my wife Judy as she had been diagnosed with cancer.I turned to writing songs as an escape from reality. But it was reality I was writing about. Past friendships and loves, new friendships and fears.

I went to Rome in the Spring of 2007 and started recording the Chord Rockers record with two new friends from Italy, Astrid (Miss chain and The Broken Heels) and Alex (Dissuaders). I met Ken Stringfellow on that trip as we were both playing at The Road To Ruins Festival.

Fall 2008 I had several spinal surgeries, a massive infection and missed about 6 months of work. My family and a few close friends made a huge difference in my coping with the pain, the drugs and my depression...I wrote more songs about life, the seasons, friendships and love…..not exactly Hitler’s Brain.

This summer I had another writing spurt and decided it was time to go thru all the demos I had recorded and make a record.

Ken was familiar with a few of the demos I was working on.  When I approached him for advice, Ken suggested that he Produce it! How could I say no to Ken Stringfellow sprinkling his fairy dust on my songs AND mixing my record!!

About The Producer

 Ken Stringfellow  Is a great songwriter and producer. Ken has released several solo records and was a member of The Posies, The Disciplines , Big Star and R.E.M.   

Ken has Produced -

Carice van Houten -- See You On the Ice (EMI 2012) co producer

Damien Jurado -- Rehearsals for Departure (Sub Pop 1999) Producer

The Long Winters -- When I Pretend to Fall (Barsuk 2002) Producer

Ian McGLynn -- Now We're Golden (Bailey Park 2012) Producer

What are You Paying For

My goal of $9000 is based on the costs to record, produce, mix, master and press Honey & Tears on LP & CD

If I exceed my goal I will add bonus demo versions to $50 and up rewards.

The $1000 + Rewards

Signed By Andy Warhol - Jane Holzer Nov  78       NOW ONLY $901
Signed By Andy Warhol - Jane Holzer Nov 78 NOW ONLY $901
Signed Andy Warhol - Carole Bouquet Cover NOW ONLY $902 !!!
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Signed by Andy Warhol - Bianca Jagger December 1978
Signed by Andy Warhol - Bianca Jagger December 1978

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Acetate- Leather w DNA in pocket- Posters
Acetate- Leather w DNA in pocket- Posters

Risks and challenges

I feel confident about the delivery date for Honey and Tears. Mixing and Mastering will be completed by the end of April. That leaves 2 months to get the LP & CD pressed and ready for July delivery.

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