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.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

City Pages Cover Story

"Parr is no quitter. The lifelong Minnesotan has been making music for 42 years. He’s released 13 albums and built a fervent fan base at home and abroad, including seven tours in Australia and a dozen in Ireland. He played 272 road shows in 2016 alone. But his biggest achievement might be staying alive." Read the full article: Man of Constant Sorrow.

Peaceful Valley Video

""Peaceful Valley" came from me trying to write a sad song and it got much too sad, so I re-purposed the bulk of it with this kind of silly-sounding junk rag I'd been kicking around," Parr tells NPR. "The video fits the song to a tee, and according to my kids the character of me in the video is a dead ringer for the actual me." Watch the new video HERE courtesy of NPR Music.

Stream 'Dog'

Get an exclusive first listen of the new album 'Dog' at Folk Alley where the album is streaming in its entirety! Red House Records will start taking pre-orders on Sept. 1st which include limited edition art posters. Enjoy the music!