Grammy nominated founding member of Cage the Elephant (2005-2013), Now producing and mixing records for artists across all genres, including Lilly Hiatt (top 25 best albums of 2020 Paste Magazine), Tyler James Bellinger (8+Million streams Apple Music), Waker, Crocodyle, Milo Green, Finnegans Bell, Alicia Blue, John Paul White and many more..
Lincoln Parish is an accomplished musician and producer known for his exceptional talent and contributions to the music industry. Born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Parish began his musical journey at a young age, exploring various instruments and genres. His passion for music led him to become the lead guitarist for the Grammy-nominated rock band Cage the Elephant.
During his time with Cage the Elephant, Parish played a vital role in shaping the band's distinctive sound and contributed to their success on albums such as the Self Titled "Cage The Elephant", "Thank You, Happy Birthday" and "Melophobia." His innovative guitar work and creative input helped the band achieve critical acclaim and win multiple awards.
Following his departure from Cage the Elephant in 2013, Parish embarked on a solo career as a musician and producer. He honed his skills in the studio, working with a diverse range of artists and lending his expertise to projects spanning different genres. Parish's versatility and technical prowess as a producer have earned him recognition and respect in the music community.
With an impressive body of work and a reputation for pushing boundaries, Lincoln Parish continues to make waves in the industry. His passion for music, dedication to his craft, and unwavering commitment to artistic excellence make him a highly sought-after musician and producer.
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Lincoln is an absolute pro and a pleasure to work with. We talked about my vision for the mixes and he delivered perfectly. He definitely brought my project to a whole new level! Highly recommend!!!!
I have worked in many studios in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles. I have worked with producers who have won numerous awards and have egos to match. My favorite producer to work with is Lincoln Parrish. He has an ear for the song. He doesn’t engineer you and call himself a producer. He takes what he hears, and he produces a better sound. He can take 12 tracks and make them sound as big as 48. He can take 48 and make them as nuanced as 8. He is a professional in every way, while creating in environment where you feel heard. Highly recommend.
Lincoln produced 2 tracks for me in the last two years. His producing and mixing skill set is so elite I truly didn’t have any mix notes. I trust his musical intuition so much I don’t know that I will ever use another producer.
I recommend Lincoln at any time, not only for his technical skills on producing a song beyond your expectations, or his capacity make your mix reach a professional level, but also for his dedication on diving into your project from day one, taking the time to detect and understand every aspect of your composition, and specially to push you to improve your composition and execution, and best of all, to learn from the process in a seamless work flow.
It was a pleasure working with Lincoln on our first single, I recommend him as highly professional producer.
Working with Lincoln is a great experience, extremely professional, lots of positive energy and creativity, fast turnaround, plus a great listener. He gets involved within your project since day one, trying to get the most of you and your music. Great producer to work with, highly recommended!
Interview with Lincoln Parish
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Marc Frigo
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "I really want to work with you but your rate is a little out of my budget." If this is you, please feel free to shoot me a message. I'm more than willing to try and work with my clients within reason and believe that great music should be shared into the world. Let me help be apart of that process with you...
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Feel free to ask me anything before hiring me. As they say " you miss all the shots you don't take".. I'm happy to answer any questions and I'm here to help you take your music to the next level. I love what I do so never hesitate to reach out...
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I love to work fast and efficiently, whilst also maintaining the mindset that small breaks and perspectives are important... To me its not about how quickly I can finish a product but the quality of the said product at the finish line, however long that takes... I pride myself on a fast and speedy turnaround time with the artist vision always at the forefront..
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm extremely proud of my time in the rock band Cage The Elephant serving as a writer and lead guitarist for the band for nearly 10 years and getting to work with top producers and engineers in the industry helped me gain the knowledge and set a very high bar for what is acceptable and works in making big hit records.. More recently, in focusing on my production and mixing the last 10 years theres several projects I'm extremely proud of as well.. Lilly Hiatt's Walking Proof Album debuted at Number 2 on the Americana Album Sales chart and was well accepted to much critical acclaim....
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Love both for their own respective reasons..Always keeping an open mind to new technologies..
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Whats the vibe of the project? What are you looking to get out of this? Whats your (the artists) vision for the song and the space it creates... Also any sort of emotions you are trying to convey in a song..
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Rock, and Pop influenced. Melody always wins in my book. I grew up in the early 90's and my ear has always gravitated towards big choruses, and hooks, and slamming drum sounds... Even as a guitar player and multi instrumentalist myself I've always found the most important things when listening to music being the Vocal and the drums... If those two elements aren't right then its going to be that much harder to get the rest of it to feel exciting... I also allow each artist DNA to shine through on each project, it is my goal to make sure your vision is conveyed across the board, I just want to be the person to help you get there...
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club- I feel they're truly one of the last real rock n roll bands around, its heavy and energetic but they can also find the space to be somber without it feeling like an awkward jump... They've always been a musical inspiration..
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When you hit a wall with an idea, lay it down, live with it for a second and walk away only to come back and see if it still inspires you in the same way...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I feel like my strongest skill when mixing is quickly realizing the most important elements in the mix and really diving in deep on the things that I feel matter the most in the particular mix I'm working on and how to accentuate and make better what is already there... I believe mixing should take your song to the next level.. Let me help you get your music there...
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Life, energy, years of experience and a new perspective..
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Hybrid set up centered around an API 1608 , and using many of the up to date modern plug ins we all love and know and even a few of the classics from the past.. I print all my mixes back thru the SSL fusion to bring in some additional analog warmth at the end stage of the process...
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working professionally in music now for nearly 15 years, starting on the artist side as a writer and founding member of rock band Cage The Elephant, I began producing at an early age of 18 and very quickly my passion for being in the studio over took that of being on the road, hence why making the switch to production work and songwriting full time...
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Love old blues music, i.e. Lightning Hopkins, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, grew up with a very eclectic taste in music so really into all genres as long as the song is good... Speaking from a production sense, I've always been inspired by the early Phil Spector work, Danger Mouse, Rick Rubin, T Bone Burnett, Ethan Johns, Richard Swift, Mark Ronson... I also have a big place in my heart for 90's rock so anything out of that era had a huge influence on myself and production...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Just finished production and mixing for the new Lilly Hiatt record out via New West Records..
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise your song will be of my upmost priority while we work together...
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Gibson j200, and my SSL Fusion...
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A wide variety of genres from country to pop and everything in between..
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, Mixing, Session Musician, Songwriter