Surrounded by a supporting band of some of the Twin Cities' premier professional musicians including Mark Lamoine on guitar and vocals, Mick Zampogna on keys and accordion, bassist Michael Carvale and drummer Nick Zwack, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and front-woman Joyann Parker brings energy, passion, and authenticity to every performance. In 2015, Joyann & Sweet Tea released their debut album "On the Rocks" which has been receiving rave reviews from around the globe and is receiving airplay across the country and the globe.
Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea's sound reflects the large variety of the band's influences, from artists like Etta James and Joss Stone to groups such as The Allman Brothers and The Rolling Stones. Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea aims to create music that moves not only your feet but also your soul.
"If the right people can gather around Joyann Parker, as here with Sweet Tea, she is the only true successor of Etta James, in her best period. The new Queen of the Blues! A global star is born and she shines on the horizon." - Rootstime.be
"Rocking the house with her own originals, she can belt without manquing Janis and doesn’t feel the need to purr to wrap you around her little finger. Hot stuff from a hot lady that knows how to bring the heat." - Midwest Record Review
"Joyann Parker is a threat on so many levels that it makes my head spin...She has a vocal style that is incredibly diverse...strong, dynamic and so very powerful that it is nearly impossible not to respond...on the other end of the scale, she can bring things down to a sultry, sensuous level that is hot enough to set most red-blooded male's hearts aflame and the vocal stage is set. Add the fact that she is a great guitarist, pianist and a songwriter who is on a level with the best I have heard...Like the beverage after which the band is named, this combo is sweet and addictive. From hard-driving, house-rockin' blues to funk and a level of sexy, sassy R&B that is reminiscent of the likes of Etta James, Ann Wilson and Shemekia Copeland, this band has all their bases covered and insure that no one leaves less than 100% satisfied...except for possibly wanting the show to continue throughout the night." -- Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue
" “On The Rocks.” (is) a dynamite blend of blues and soul that’s full of bad girls, bad boys, and the things that bring them together, and, ultimately, break them apart.
Joyann Parker And Sweet Tea are poised for a serious run at the 2016 IBC’s in Memphis in a few weeks...We’ll take a double shot of this one, “On The Rocks,” if you please!" - Sheryl and Don Crow, Tennessee Blues Society