As simple as lyrics and lullabies, Ethan Parker is developing into a singer/songwriter sensation. His most loved experience musically is that feeling of the fall — those thoughts of letting go and the fullness of the heart in it all.
Raised in Memphis, TN, Parker’s creative influences stem from his foundational upbringing being a son of a preacher, with his mom being his piano teacher. In time, he grew passionate about music and embraced songwriting. With his earliest memories of music making being endless attempts of covering Jimi Hendrix songs and learning John Mayer Trio melodies, Parker found his wave as an artist.
Having found success with his debut single Roll hitting the airwaves last summer, Parker became a summertime sweetheart in 2017. Following that release with his EP Sailing to Beverly, he’s playing festivals leading up to his national fall tour in 2018.
David Francisco is an accomplished singer/songwriter, musician, and spinal cord injury survivor. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2014, he traveled throughout Europe on a quest to consider the next phase of his life. While on the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain, he determined he would forego a traditional career in engineering to instead pursue music creation as his full-time endeavor. He opened and operated a small recording studio in Knoxville for a couple of years before deciding to enhance his producing and engineering skills by attending the world-renowned Blackbird Academy in Nashville Tennessee. Three weeks after moving to Nashville, tragedy struck. While riding his bicycle home from school at lunch to feed his dog, David was t-boned by a distracted driver who ran a red light at a busy intersection. His body slammed into the windshield, launched 10 feet into the air and crashed into the pavement. His back was snapped, his spinal cord severely damaged and his left forearm torn open. It was April 27, 2016, and his life was forever changed. The following year consisted of intense, full-time physical therapy and rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, where David focused all of his efforts on regaining any possible mobility. He returned to Nashville in January 2017, and graduated from the Blackbird Academy in June 2017. His journey is documented in the short film “Back To Blackbird” which has been an inspiration to those who have watched it. David is signed with Extreme Music, a division of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and currently lives in Los Angeles. He has performed on stage with Martina McBride, Steven Curtis Chapman and opened for 3 sold out shows for THE VOICE winner, Chris Blue. He has shared his story at the Grammy’s annual MusiCares foundation gala and in person with Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves. David is skilled on the saxophone, piano, guitar and vocals. He is a prolific songwriter, music producer, performer and communicator of ideas that inspire.
JK Howells is a singer/songwriter hailing from Meridian, Mississippi. At the early age of three, he started singing publicly in his church choir. Now, JK has an overly mature perception of life.
After attending a concert and singing on stage with gospel singer Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, JK realized the stage was where he was supposed to be and developed a passion for theater. In 2001, JK moved to Atlanta where he continued to cultivate his craft. He quickly learned that his love for the arts was something that was innate and couldn’t be denied nor ignored. JK has been in a number of stage productions, as well as, one production that was a four-city tour.
His audience continued to grow as he took his talents to the commercial cruise line arena. He was a featured artist for Holland America Cruise Line which afforded him the opportunity to perform at The Soul Train Cruise February 2013.
JK has worked with Grammy Award winning artists such as legendary jazz great, George Duke, Q Parker of the 90’s group 112, Grammy Award-nominated artist Jonathan Butler and has sung background for a number of artists on the Atlanta scene.
JK understands himself as an artist and looks forward to providing the world with music that has substance; however, this doesn’t take away from his willingness to be there for others. He strongly believes in “I get by with a little help from my friends” which is a sentiment that you will hear at the end of his shows.