Monday, October 2, 2017

Red Line Roots Interview

"These songs are all of a piece. They could be one big song if I worked at it a little bit more. I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the last few years, with a few things in my life that have gone really haywire and me trying to get a handle on that, I’ve been thinking a lot about interconnectedness. A good friend of mine is massively into quantum physics, and we’ll take these walks where he’ll clue me into all this stuff, which is not so good, because I get just enough of this stuff to be dangerous with it and decide that I know something about it. So all of this is swimming around in my head. But as I go along in my day to day, the process of mindfulness is really a process of seeing connections. Once you start looking hard enough you can find connections in places that you didn’t see them before."

Read the full interview at Red Line Roots: The Song is Never Finished.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Bluegrass Situation Interview

"When I was growing up, I had my father in the front of the house. He grew up in the ‘30s, so his primary listening was around songs. He was interested in songs. His record collection was weird and shambolic, and he had a lot of 78s and old LPs from the ‘50s. He wasn’t into album-oriented anything. My sister, on the other hand, was listening to album-oriented rock from the ‘60s and ‘70s. The Grateful Dead and Captain Beefheart were playing in the back of the house. So I got interested in both of those things. But I find it hard to stop listening to an album after I’ve started. I have to let them play through, because you feel like you haven’t finished it somehow."

Read the full article: Art Achieved and Abandoned: Charlie Parr in Conversation with Gina Clowes

Monday, September 11, 2017

KUWS Session

Live on the Walt Dizzo show on KUWS on 9-6-2017.

WBRS "Between the Records" Session

Boiling Down Silas ; HoBo ; Over the Red Cedar ; I Ain't Dead Yet ; Jaybird
Recorded May 4th, 2017

Issue Magazine Feature

"Songs for me always come from personal spaces, but these songs have more of a personal edge to them. It was a fun record. Some friends of mine and I sat down and recorded it. We played the whole record live, basically, in a studio in Minneapolis, and I was pretty thrilled with the way it turned out. It has a real live and spontaneous feel to it. There’s more improvisational moments on this record than I’ve never had on any other record before, and I’m happy with that."

Check out the full interview and watch exclusive performances of “Dog” and "HoBo" at Issue Magazine.