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"Hard to Love" Isn't Hard To Love  and it's

The #1 Soul Blues Album in the Country

This Twin Citian came across like a sober Janis Joplin. And that's a compliment. She's a powerful, animated blues-rock singer, capable guitarist and pianist, and a writer of praiseworthy originals. Once they witness her live or on recording, they won’t forget her name.”

Jon Bream, Minneapolis Star Tribune

...Some of the smokiest, smokingest green eyed soul you are going to encounter. Killer stuff throughout.”

Chris Spector, Midwest Record

Joyann Parker is the real deal...a powerful vocalist, an accomplished musician on both guitar and piano, and the writer of songs that hold up over time. This is blues and deep southern soul of the highest order. Joyann Parker is a 21st century blues woman.”

— Bill Wilson, Reflections In Blue

(Hard To Love) showcases her as a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing, self-producing, self-aware powerhouse, but the driving force is unquestionably her voice — a formidable instrument she wields with soul and taste.”

— Pasadena Weekly

There’s some serious singing and musicianship afoot here.”

Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine

If you want music with a whole lot of soul and passion, music that can move your heart one moment, then move your feet the next, check out the new release from Joyann Parker, Hard To Love.”

— Michael Doherty

Parker's voice is mesmerizing...this album is one of the year's best.”

— Richard Ludmerer, Making A Scene

Fans, they don’t write just any blues songs–this duo creates soulful, passionate trips into the listener’s heart, just the way they wrote ’em back in the days of Sam, Dave, Aretha, Dan, and Spooner.”

Don Crow, Nashville Blues Society

She is immersed in the blues and it is now a part of her life, just like breathing and her heart beating... the shoes are kicked off and she is very much at home here. ”

— Bob Gottlieb, No Depression

There are myriad hues of blue on the full-length album: soul, Memphis, New Orleans, Motown, Delta and rock. New listeners will be thrilled to discover the true blues from Joyann Parker, whose music is easy to love.”

— Tahoe On Stage