Parker Ainsworth

Parker Ainsworth

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

I write and perform songs that people connect to passionately because I believe in what i'm doing. I'm currently releasing powerful, emotionally accessible songs for a listening audience craving more substance with personality and depth.

Biography

Singer songwriter Parker Ainsworth brings the art of storytelling through music forth from a space that audiences can feel from the first chord. Originally from Austin Tx, this SoCal resident followed I-10 toward the ocean and a new beginning in 2009, eventually coming to hang his hat on a sailboat docked at the edge of LA. Since his arrival in California, Parker has toured from Los Angeles to Canada, building a loyal following along the west coast while maintaining his roots and branching out to New York City.

When asked to describe his signature sound Parker uses the term Patchwork Americana as he believes to be an acoustic blend of folk, americana, blues and spoken word, all of the music he grew up listening to stitched into a unique blanket of sounds that feels strangely familiar.

Having recently joined up with Be Love Records to complete production on his second EP, “Leave on the Lights” due in late 2011, Parker is moving forward with commitment and purpose. He is Weaving together communities with a deep love of language, heartfelt melodies and an authenticity of spirit that offers an open door to generations of listeners who wish to do one thing...
share the gift of music together.

Lyrics

Awake

Written By: parker ainsworth

the alarm clock sounds the horn
echoing the day is born
as you open up your windows
circles beautifully adorned
light pours in washing the room
many shadows become few
are we waking from a dream
or are these dreams we're sleeping through

once i felt your warm breath upon my cheek
wide awake then i fell right back asleep
somewhere in my dreams i see the outline of your face
as you whisper in my ear awake

rising from the ruffled sheets
that were once as white as geese
flying south above reflections
cast upon a tranquil sea
waves of feathers curl and lift
in a gust of ocean mist
on the beach below a man deciphers all the things he's missed

once i felt your warm breath upon my cheek
wide awake then i fell right back asleep
somewhere in my dreams i see the outline of your face
as you whisper in my ear awake

i opened up my eyes for a moment in a dream and glimpsed eternity

once i felt your warm breath upon my cheek
wide awake then i fell right back asleep
somewhere in my dreams i see the outline of your face
as you whisper in my ear awake

We Just Forgot

Written By: Parker Ainsworth

a child is born with magic deep in their heart
knowing that they are here shaping life with all that they are
a drop of brilliance in the radiant sun
choosing to dive into night to experience dark

all we are
a flock of angels born to dance in the stars
clipping our wings so we can know what we're not
it's ok my love we just forgot

i heard a painter cursing all of the world
exclaiming it all looks wrong there's nothing real anymore
a fortune cookie fell from up in the sky
when it cracked open at his feet it read
"your thoughts make you right"

all we are
a flock of angels born to dance in the stars
clipping our wings so we can know what we're not
it's ok my love we just forgot

who we are
with our halos covered
forgetting what we're here for
born as sacred servants

sweeping my arms up i surrender my plans
leaving impressions of my essence in the snow and the sand
we got our feathers ringing jingling bells
laughing and flying toward the sun with these wings that don't melt

all we are
a flock of angels born to dance in the stars
we clip our wings so we can know what we're not
it's ok my love we just forgot...

Leave on the Lights

Written By: Parker Ainsworth

you came and went like passing sunlight through the trees
warming my lips and chest i ran toward your company
the light was always strong though shadows raced so quick between
shifting the focus far away from what we're born to be

i'm lighting candles
on an alter full of stones
i close my eyes and hear you humming a new song
i'll take a book to bed
i'm going to be alone again tonight
i leave on the lights

over the mountains in the desert just beyond
you glow again with love rising like the morning sun
i chose to let you go to know ourself again
and now i take the time to love myself as you once did

i'm lighting candles
on an alter full of stones
i close my eyes and hear you humming a new song
i'll take a book to bed
i'm going to be alone again tonight
i leave on the lights

instrumental bridge

i'm lighting candles
on an alter full of stones
i close my eyes and hear you humming a new song
i'll take a book to bed
i'm going to be alone again tonight
i leave on the lights

April Full Moon

Written By: Parker Ainsworth

under an april full moon
i'm lookin up thinkin of you
as feelings wash over and through
under an april full moon
oh i see your eyes within my heart
beneath the soft blue light that's screaming
even fools deserve another chance

under an april full moon
candles now light up a room
with a smile you'll blow them out soon
and i pray all your wishes come true
i feel you from a distance now
beneath a moonlit sky that's singing
even angels have their work to do

under an april full moon...
i can't go to sleep
though i'm deep in a dream
of flying with you
tangled with your mouth
like vines round an old house
in a moment of laughter
smiling at all we've been through

out of nothing comes everything new
gracefully dancing in tune
equally great as we move
trusting the light of the moon
i hear your voice upon the wind
a gift that calls for opening
and rising like a dozen white balloons

under an april full moon
under an april full moon
under an april full moon

Time to Let Go

Written By: Parker Ainsworth


me and momma drivin and i don't know why she's crying once again
trees are passing by planes up in the sky and autumn wind
as she reaches for the dial with the edges of a smile full of grace
turning up the song so we both can sing along while dads away

oh let go of what has been
there's nothing there for you my friend

i moved out to the city to be closer to the love that i had found
the greatest one i'd ever known deserving of a scepter throne and crown
but our fears became it all and like a shattered waterfall of glass and grey
blessed mirrors that we'd been became reflections of two strangers gone a stray

oh let go of what has been
there's nothing there for you my friend
oh let go of what has been
there's nothing there for you my friend

i cant believe all the pain we've caused
delivered to the ones we love the most
i didnt even know i didnt know
how i had been acting out a ghost
of all the ignorance i condemned
now i can feel how hard it is
when you live trapped by your judgements
blinded by a fear of not knowing
so now as i trust it all by choice
and gratefully surrender to the source
everything is perfect as it is
all within a magic universe

it's time to let go
it's time to let go

oh let go of what has been
there's nothing there for you my friend
oh let go of what has been
there's nothing there for you my friend

it's time to let go
it's time to let go...

Discography

Parker Loves You (EP 2009 re-released in 2011)
Received national airplay
Currently on Itunes, Spotfiy and Pandora

Leave on The Lights (EP released in 2012)
Radio Promo currently running
On Itunes

Set List


Overall, a mix of originals and covers
from melancholic to light and slow to upbeat.

Has ability to freestyle songs off top of head as well.

Setlist varies so much show to show that he makes each one special and tailored to how the room feels in the moment.