Sunday, September 11, 2016

Featured Album Download: Backslider (2006)

"Every Wednesday from somewhere around 2002 until sometime into 2014 I played a residency at the Brewhouse in Duluth. Some weeks were pretty quiet, I would roll in about 9:00 and play folk songs until about midnight and ease on home, other weeks were a little more rowdy, Lane or Mikkel would show up with a washboard and sometimes Brother Dave and his harmonica, sometimes Alan Sparhawk, or Molly Maher or Dave Frankenfeld or Christian McShane or Trampled by Turtles would be around and the folks would move the tables aside and dance until 1:00am when we had to call it a day. No matter what happened, the “midweek bracer”, as we called it, was always fun and so we tried to capture all that fun on a record. I think we mostly failed. But here it is anyway, in all its ragged and noisy lo-fi glory, you can’t really tell what it was like to be there but you can tell we’re having a good time and probably had too much Starfire Pale Ale … Jake Larson deserves the credit for putting so much work into what turned out to be a pretty tall order, he recorded three nights worth of songs, mixed and mastered the entire thing, and did an amazing job with what he had – namely a weird-sounding room, a rowdy crowd, and a bunch of homebrew swilling musicians who couldn’t be bothered to stay on mic even for a minute. I love those shows, where the line between who’s playing and who’s watching disappears and we’re not performing for each other anymore, we’re just here – right now, together."--Charlie,

Plus limited time free bonus download of the October 2006 Backslider release show at the 331 Club available HERE.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September Tour Dates

9/2 - Hook and Ladder Lounge (Minneapolis)
9/3 - Super Big Block Party 2 at The Red Herring Lounge (Duluth)
9/4 - FairFest (Fairfield, IA)
9/5 - Fox Valley Folk Music And Storytelling Festival (Geneva, IL)
9/7 - Buffalo Records (Kearney, NE)
9/8 - World Famous Wonder Bar (Casper, WY)
9/9 - Concerts @539 (Louisville, CO)
9/10 - The Swing Station (Laporte, CO)
9/15 - The Gnarly Varùlfr (Ely, MN)
9/16 - The Old Jehova House (Wheaton, MN)
9/17 - Festival Palomino w/ DFM (Minneapolis, MN)
9/17 - Prairie Burn (Hudson, WI)
9/20 - The Red Herring Lounge w/ Matt Sowell and Michael Wohl (Duluth)
9/21 - Le Musique Room (Saint Michael, MN)
9/22 - Boats and Bluegrass (Winona, MN)
9/23 - Busters Sports Bar & Grill (Mankato, MN)
9/24 - Party in the Prairie (Bloomington, MN)
9/29 - Ore Dock Brewing Co. (Marquette, MI)
9/30 - The Source Public House (Menasha, WI)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday, July 2, 2016

July Tour Dates

7/2 - Catfish River Music Festival (Stoughton, WI)
7/3 - FitzGerald's Nightclub Music Festival (Berwyn, IL)
7/6 - KPFA radio session 9:30pm Pacific Time
7/7 - UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
7/7 - KALX radio session 8:00pm Pacific Time
7/8 - Brooks St. Block Party hosted by Crow's Feet Commons (Bend, OR)
7/9 - Powderhaus Brewing Company (Garden City, Idaho)
7/12 - White Wall Sessions (Sioux Falls, SD)
7/15 - Lumberjack Days (Stillwater, MN)
7/16 - Grumpy's NE Folk Festival 12:30pm
7/16 - RiverSong Festival 5:30pm
7/16 - Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Festival 10:00pm
7/17 - Lake Superior Day at Barker's Island (Superior, WI)
7/20 - The Red Herring Lounge w/ DFM (Duluth)
7/21 - The 218 Taphouse (Virginia, MN)
7/22 - Forager Brewing Company (Rochester, MN)
7/23 - Palmfest at Palmer's Bar (Minneapolis, MN)
7/24 - Amsterdam Bar w/ DFM (St. Paul, MN)
7/26 - Tuesday Night Blues (Eau Claire, WI)
7/27 - Concerts on the Pier at Glensheen (Duluth)
7/28 - Awesometown MVP house concert (Fulton, IL)
7/29 - Falconer Vineyards & Winery (Red Wing, MN)
7/30 - Galactic Get-Down Festival (Lanesboro, MN)
7/31 - House of Mercy service (St. Paul, MN) 5:00pm

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Folkadelphia Session!

via Folkadelphia: "I need you to listen to Charlie Parr. In some ways, it feels like my mission in radio is to convince every single person cruising the FM dial, surfing the web, or visiting the Folkadelphia website or archive to dig and to dig extra deep into Charlie’s music. If you love roots and acoustic music, Charlie’s your guy. If you love history and the rich tradition of American folk music, I’m pointing you to Parr. If you jive with Folkadelphia’s mission to help bridge that gap between old and new, I can’t raise up a better example than Mr. Charlie Parr. What more can I say?"

KDHX Session (4/12/16)