The sound of Parkers Break rings true to founding member Charlie Lang, who's piano driven rock music earned him local success upon his arrival to Austin in 2005. Notable for his songwriting and performance, Lang takes most pride in his personal connection with his material. "I've always been committed to being honest in my music," says Lang. "I'm not going to pretend to be something I'm not." Raised in small town Indiana, Lang moved to Austin, Texas for the opportunity to develop his craft in the live music capital of the world. Bypassing industry formula, Lang assembled a band of seasoned local artists Errol Siegel, Jason Bryl, and Bryan Breaux to form his musical vehicle; Parkers Break. Armed with Lang's piano crafted songs, the foursome immediately hit the Austin circuit drawing crowds at noteworthy venues and sharing the stage with Austin's biggest names. "There's a special quality to allowing material develop live. But at a certain point, I felt that the songs had reached a level where I was ready to share them." And that's just what he did. Joined by Producer CJ Eiriksson (Jack's Mannequin, Live, Something Corporate), Lang and the band hit the studio to record Autumn, an EP released in early 2007. Autumn explores a piano-based, grassroots rock sound along the likes of the Counting Crows, Ben Folds Five, and legend Bruce Hornsby. The appeal to the music can be attributed to it's catchy melodies and unforgettable harmonies, but Lang feels otherwise. "I think it's much more than that. Music fans need someone they can relate to. Sincere music earns respect, and that's the part of my music I'm most proud of." Through his growing success, Parkers Break's frontman looks forward to the future, but remains committed to his roots. Lang's promise - "the music will always come first."
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