Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea has been a must-see addition to the Twin Cities’ music scene since May of 2013 and is the 2015 winner of the International Blues Challenge for the state of Minnesota and will be heading to Memphis in January 2016. Singer, pianist, guitarist and songwriter Joyann Parker is an exciting new voice on the contemporary blues music scene and is frequently associated with descriptors like passion, power and genuine soul. She sings from the gut with an authenticity seldom found in today’s vocalists. Her vocal prowess and control allow her to move freely from one genre to another, from Patsy Cline to Etta James and right over to Janis Joplin with the greatest of ease. The rest of the Sweet Tea mix includes drummer Nick Zwack (Michael James & The Headliners, Armadillo Jump), guitarist Mark Lamoine (Dee Miller Band, Perfectly Loud), Mick Zampogna (Sweet Pea and the Pods) on keys and Michael Carvale (Lamont Cranston, Davina & The Vagabonds) on bass/vocals. Combined, these five Twin Cities’ legends make a concoction of passion, experience and talent that you will not want to miss.