LJ Parks is an imaginative guitarist and singer-songwriter based in nipaluna (Hobart), Tasmania. Her music is playfully wry and sentimental, influenced by the styles of times gone by, the wild expanses of nature, and the absurdity of everyday life.
Brought up listening to all kinds of music on wudawurrung country in coastal Victoria, LJ moved Tasmania fresh out of school to study at the Conservatorium of Music. Graduating with first class honours in 2022, the land’s rugged beauty and crisp mountain air compelled her to stay.
LJ won the 2023 Cygnet Folk Festival Youth Blackboard Competition, was shortlisted twice in the Australian Songwriting Competition and is the recipient of an AIR Women In Music Mentorship. She released her debut EP late last year, and has graced the stages of folk clubs, festivals and venues across Tasmania and beyond. She is currently working on her next EP, which is due to be released later this year.