No Pardon is a rippin' folk music trio born in Eureka CA. Featuring singer-songwriters Chris Parreira (guitar) and Rosalind Parducci (fiddle) with Amber Grimes on upright bass, the band showcases conceptually fluid songwriting and toe-tappin' fiddle tunes.
Parreira's rhythm guitar is tastefully textured, an articulate mash-up between folk, rock, and country. Bringing in fiddle tunes from around the world, Parducci's fiddling chops are intricate and imaginative, pulsing with celtic, blues and old time roots. And undeniably, it's all about that bass, featuring the heartbeat-steady backing of Amber Grimes.
Improvisor, wordsmith, and musical mad-scientist. Rosalind plays free-form poetry on the fiddle.
Her songs invite listeners on a musical odyssey, tinted by the pigments of jazz, pop and blues.
She has a penchant for traditional and new folk fiddle tunes from America, Ireland and Scotland.
Chris Parreira is a folksinger with classical voice training and a rock & roll heart. He has a smooth soulful voice with just enough grit to let you know that he means it. Primarily a guitarist, Parreira also dabbles in piano and percussion which has a large influence on his precise rhythm playing on guitar. Chris began playing music and writing songs in 2007 while living in Northern California, but did not truly find his own voice until after he had spent a few years touring as a solo act and living in Oregon and later Austin, TX. Parreira returned to his hometown of Eureka, CA in 2010 to pursue music full time and attend school at Humboldt State University. He earned a BA in Music in 2015, and makes full use of his collegiate experience with classical art songs, jazz and choral to give his natural Americana style a refined edge.
With Ernest-the-bass and a beautiful bow named Berlioz by her side, Amber Grimes brings a wealth of passion and a joyful, bright personality wherever she goes. She is a versatile and soulful musician, with a bowing technique that explores the subtleties of upright bass. She was trained classically, and in more recent years she has followed the gravitational pull of folk music. Amber's ear is refined and well-tuned and she embraces the art of simplicity in her music. Amber began her musical journey in seventh grade while enrolled in her middle school's beginning orchestra class. After a couple months on cello, she made the switch to upright and instantly fell in love with the deep sound of the instrument. She quickly advanced: earning scholarships for music camps and becoming first chair bassist of a local youth symphony. In college, she studied under Shao Way Wu and served as principal bassist of the Humboldt Symphony. A few years later, she entered the local musical theater community and so far has performed in nineteen local productions. Recently, she became a member of the Eureka Symphony. She is very excited for where music will take her and is appreciative of the skills music has taught her, which apply to her experience both as a musician and throughout other areas of her life. Amber is an active and generous member of the community, serving those around her with the same joy she brings to her music. When she is not outright on the upright, she works with youth- developing classes, leading tours, and coordinating events with an outdoor education focus for families to enjoy.