Thursday, May 21, 2015

This Old Building is Leanin'

Charlie contributes a recording of the traditional "This Old Building is Leanin'" sung with Hattie Peterson for the new compilation Voice: Songs for Those Who Are Silenced. Read more about it at The Current and order on iTunes.

Charlie Parr: guitar virtuoso, friend, barefoot prophet



"Charlie Parr is one of the most unusual and fascinating individuals I’ve ever met. He has lived in my neighborhood for years, but for some reason I hadn’t summoned the courage required to knock on his door until only recently. Finding him to be as accessible as an open book, I unexpectedly encountered a kindred spirit while making a friend. I don’t come across many kindred spirits, so this is worth writing home about."

Read the full article "Charlie Parr: guitar virtuoso, friend, barefoot prophet" at eddygilmore.com.

Dan's Bike Rides Radio Show

"Dan and Hank take the show on the road for a "perfect" May bike ride with Charlie Parr." Listen in at Dan's Bike Rides.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

WDSE The Playlist: Homegrown 2014 Live at Clyde Ironworks



"The region’s favorite bands take the big stage at Clyde Iron Works during the 2014 Duluth Homegrown Music Festival . Enjoy sets by Southwire, Actual Wolf and The Black Eyed Snakes with special guest Charlie Parr. This hour-long production highlights the talent and perspective of exceptional northern musicians." http://www.wdse.org/shows/playlist/watch/season-6-episode-14


Death's Black Train w/ Black Eyed Snakes


God Moves on the Water w/ Black Eyed Snakes

Stumpjumper Reviews!

"Taking acoustic blues and folk to the darkest edges of town via driving arrangements which emphasize steam-driven tempos and a doom-slinging attitude over spit and polish studio shine, Parr nonetheless manages to sound both breathtakingly immediate and authentically antiquated at the same time. Usually a solo act, the inclusion here of a full band adds heft and depth to the already powerful material." - Kevin Oliver, No Depression


"The themes of Stumpjumper are wide-ranging and thoughtful. Social justice is considered in the reworked retelling of “Delia”; the workingman’s blues are considered in the rustic title track ; timelessness itself is explored in “Over the Red Cedar.” With such a natural grasp of the lingo of Southern roots, it really is a revelatory surprise that Charlie Parr is not native to that region. These tunes would just as naturally fit on a recording of Bukka White, but instead they are a gift to us today, as fresh and insightful as any recording by those old country bluesmen – and with the added benefit of a great backing band to add some serious punch." - Aaron Teixeira, Glide Magazine

Blue Ridge Outdoors Interview

“Delia” has been part of my personal soundtrack for ages. It just covers a lot – loneliness,
regret, unrequited love, justice and injustice, grief. The different versions, and there are several recorded that date back to at least the mid-1920s, are varied and all have some amazing lines, and the whole thing started with one horrible night in 1895, which gives it the gravity it has.

Read the full interview Trail Mix – Charlie Parr

Monday, May 4, 2015

Wall of Power Radio Hour Interview



"This week’s Wall of Power Radio Hour features two of the hardest working musicians in Minnesota, both of whom have new records out. Country bluesman Charlie Parr has a new disc out on Red House Records called “Stumpjumper” and rhythm and blues artist Mark Lickteig has a new one out called “Workin’.” Both conversations are swinging, fun, and insightful and Mr. Lickteig, keyboardist extraordinaire, joins me live in the studio to play a couple of his original numbers." www.wallofpowerradio.com