Sunday, August 30, 2015

1922 Blues (Live on 89.3 The Current)

The Current Sessions: Live at the Minnesota State Fair

"Parr went back to his roots and performed live at the Great Minnesota Get-Together playing songs—new, unreleased and old—at the MPR booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson during Mark Wheat's first live broadcast from the 2015 Minnesota State Fair." Listen HERE.

Songs performed:

"Empty Out Your Pockets"
"The New Funeral Road Blues"
"1922 Blues"

Live on tpt

"Duluth roots performer Charlie Parr played a tune for our State Fair and at-home audience."

Monday, August 24, 2015

Folk Alley Session

"In July 2015, armed with his 12-string and resonator guitars, Parr stopped by the studios at Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, New York, to record a few songs and talk to us about about his formative years living and playing music in the legendary West Bank of Minneapolis, Minnesota, making his way to Duluth where he now calls home, and about his Red House Records debut, 'Stumpjumper'." - Listen to the interview at Folk Alley.

WBEZ's Morning Shift

"Charlie Parr’s music is wonderful road trippin’ music — a sound that pushes you along on the those lonely highways in the middle of nowhere. As a matter of fact, the songs on Charlie Parr’s latest release Stumpjumper were written while he was traveling out east, far from his home in Duluth Minnesota." - Musician Charlie Parr’s American roots run deep and wide

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Tour Dates

8/1 - Border Battle Weekend (Somerset, WI)
8/2 - Ore Dock Brewing (Marquette, MI)
8/4 - Chester Bowl (Duluth, MN)
8/5 - DFM at Red Herring (Duluth, MN)
8/6 - Bayport BBQ with Frank Fairfield (Bayport, MN)
8/7 - The Potter's Shed (Shell Lake, WI)

8/8 - Mile of Music (Appleton, WI)
Appleton Beer Factory 5:50 PM - 6:40 PM
Spats/Spatio 9:40 PM - 10:30 PM
8/9 - Mile of Music (Appleton, WI)
Riverview Gardens 1:45 PM - 2:35 PM

8/9 - Schubas with Frank Fairfield (Chicago, IL)
8/14 - Black Bear Resort Casino (Carlton, MN)
8/21 - Durango Blues Train (Durango, CO)
8/22 - Durango Blues Train (Durango, CO)
8/23 - Oskar Blues Grill and Brew (Lyons, CO)
8/27 - Minnesota State Fair - West End Market Stage
8/28 - Minnesota State Fair - West End Market Stage
8/30 - Patrick's Cabaret with Dave Moore (Minneapolis, MN)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Free Download: Blues for the Caribou River Wayside

Blues for the Caribou River Wayside

Recorded at Sacred Heart Studio
Duluth, MN

"This was recorded at Sacred Heart in Duluth one evening, all the tracks are first takes, there's no one there but me in this huge old church. I was using certain songs as a kind of jumping off point for improvisations, and for the most part I think I failed at bringing the songs to a place where they count as inspired improvisations. The small label that wanted to release it said it was too short but I didn't want to add anything to it, and so we left it behind."

01. Barnswallow
02. Death's Black Train
03. 2:30 am in an Abandoned Ore Freighter
04. What a Friend / Sweet By and By
05. Paul Bunyan
06. Warmin' by the Devil's Fire
07. Midnight Has Come and Gone
08. Death of Jerry Damron