Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Long Lost Broken Heart" Download

This one comes directly from Charlie who, being the generous soul that he is, passed along some stuff to put on the blog and share with ya'll.  The first thing we'll post is called "Long Lost Broken Heart" which is heard in the movie Red Hill but was not included on the soundtrack. Charlie said the filmmakers wanted him to do a Hank Williams cover and he recorded a rendition of "I'm a Long Gone Daddy" with a band in Australia and submitted that.  The filmmakers responded that it wasn't quite what they were looking for and asked him to write a song that was like a Hank Williams tune instead.  The resulting "Long Lost Broken Heart" isn't a serious song according to Charlie and was used primarily to set a certain tone for a scene.  

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Uprooted Music Revue Interview

"My common thread is the folk/blues guitar style. I still like it the best, and I still find plenty of challenges to keep me interested in it. Also, the subject matter for my songwriting (grief, poverty, death, social justice and hopefully a little humor once in a while) hasn't changed much. "

Read the full interview here: A Discussion with Charlie Parr

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

DFM Audio Documentary on KAXE

A very nicely done audio documentary produced by Amy Clark for KAXE that focuses largely on The Devil's Flying Machine and includes recent performances of "Samson and Delilah," a rockin' "Ain't No Grave," and the "John Henry" version from Backslider. Also lots of insight and kind words from Duluth musicians who've known Charlie for years talk about his impact on the music scene there and share a few stories.