Friday, October 11, 2019

The Show on the Road interview

"This week on The Show On The Road, Charlie Parr — a Minnesota-based folk blues lifer who writes novelistic, multi-layered stories that shine a kaleidoscopic light on defiant, unseen characters thriving in the shadows all around us. Parr has a new record with only his name on it, and it isn’t shiny and perfect and commercial and catchy. It’s him. It’s pure Charlie Parr and maybe that’s enough. He hasn’t moved to LA or Nashville; he’s stayed in the cold grey north of Minnesota, because that’s his home. Take a second wherever you call home right now and listen to his episode — and his new record. You might hear something different every time."

Red Line Roots interview

"The first time I recorded in a “studio” (it was just a dude’s home studio in his basement) even felt like, “Why are we doing this?” The people aren’t here, it’s not any fun.” There’s an energy you get from a performance, and toying with the line that separates you from the audience and see how much you can get it to be blurry so that’s a common experience. I find that when I get to play shows, that’s actually the time that I can play around with songs, see how they work, take them apart and put them back together–it’s like experimenting in real-time in front of the people and you can tell really fast if what you’re doing is not engaging anybody or yourself."

Read the full interview at Red Line Roots: An Interview with Charlie Parr: The Dependability of Broken Screen Doors.

Smoky Mountain News interview

"Right now, I feel awake and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for that. I spend a little time everyday just reveling and thinking, “OK, I’m awake again today. Let’s work on this stuff again.” And I’m really happy for that."

Read the full interview at Smoky Mountain News: Running jumping standing still: A conversation with Charlie Parr.

Friday, September 27, 2019

CHARLIE PARR (new album) on sale now!

CHARLIE PARR is the eponymous new album by the Minnesota-based folk blues artist the same name. The album is a collection of new songs and new studio versions of classics/audience favorites from throughout Charlie’s career and will be released August 30 (UK/EU/AUS) and September 27 (North America, rest of the world) on Red House Records. Recorded at the legendary Pachyderm Studio in Canon Falls, MN, CHARLIE PARR features Charlie’s trademark resonator guitar and 12-string with co-producer Liz Draper on bass, longtime collaborator Mikkel Beckmen on percussion, Jeff Mitchell on electric guitar, accordion, organ, backing vocals, and Dave Hundrieser on harmonica. The album is an honest and raw recording of Charlie reflecting on himself and his career up to this point. It’s a musical reckoning that came after a freak accident less than a year ago that forced him to relearn how to play guitar, causing him to take stock of the songs he’s written over his lifetime. CHARLIE PARR is a stunning folk record that will surely stand the test of time, just like the man himself. ***Order CHARLIE PARR***
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tent Show Radio


Live performance with Dave, Liz and Mikkel!

Live from Wiese Auditorium 1/4/19 (KBEK)

Check out KBEK's broadcast of Charlie's recent performance at the Wiese Auditorium:
Set one
Set two

Photo: KBEK

Tour Dates




01.03 | Braham, MN - Wiese Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
01.04 | Braham, MN - Wiese Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
01.05 | Lutsen, MN - GNDWIRE Records Ski Party (SOLD OUT)
01.06 | Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club
01.09 | Superior, WI - Cedar Lounge
01.13 | Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club
01.16 | Superior, WI - Cedar Lounge
01.17 | Cedar Rapids, IA - Paramount Theatre - Cedar Rapids *
01.20 | Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club
01.23 | Superior, WI - Cedar Lounge
01.25 | Viroqua, WI - Viroqua Masonic Center Banquet Hall
01.26 | Winona, MN - Eds (no name) Bar
01.27 | Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club
01.30 | Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge ^
01.31 | Indianapolis, IN - HI-FI Indy ^
02.01 | Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon ^
02.02 | Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall + Schubas ^
02.22 | Red Wing, MN - Big Turn Music Fest
02.23 | Red Wing, MN - Big Turn Music Fest


Heading south with Mandolin Orange in April!
More info + tickets: http://charlieparr.com/shows.html

04.04 | Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
04.05 | Birmingham, AL - Saturn Birmingham
04.06 | Jackson, MS - Duling Hall
04.07 | Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
04.09 | St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
04.10 | Kansas City, MO - The Madrid Theatre
04.11 | Dallas, TX - The Kessler
04.13 | Houston, TX - Heights Theater
04.14 | Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre OKC
04.16 | Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
04.17 | Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
04.18 | Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre • Walker Theatre • Memorial Auditorium
04.20 | Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre