Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Meeting Charlie Parr Updates

Things are rolling along with the Meeting Charlie Parr documentary.  Check out the teaser trailer below:
Meeting Charlie Parr - Teaser from meetingcharlieparr on Vimeo.

The filmmakers have also started a KissKissBankBank page (similar to Kickstarter) to help finance the final stages of this project. Funds will be used to cover expenses for the DVD pressing and production costs. You can contribute HERE and receive some cool rewards like a digital live album and a copy of the DVD.  The documentary will debut at Charlie's show at Le Sentier des Halles in Paris on May 27th. Visit the filmmakers fundraising page for more details.

The KissKissBankBank page is very easy to use, just register and pay with a credit card. The DVD Pack for 25€ converts to about $32.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Westwardly Migration Patterns of the Minnesota Barnswallow

The Barnswallow tour continues out West!
Too many Tom Waits quotes to choose from!

03/28/13 - The Filling Station, Bozeman, MT 
03/29/13 - The Badlander, Missoula, MT
03/30/13 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
03/31/13 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA 
04/01/13 - The Axe & Fiddle, Cottage Grove, OR
04/02/13 - Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA
04/03/13 - The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA
04/04/13 - The Echo & Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
04/05/13 - The Sanctuary, Santa Monica, CA
04/08/13 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
04/10/13 - Hodi's Half Note, Fort Collins, CO
04/11/13 - Hi-Dive, Denver, CO
04/13/13 - Front Range Barbeque, Colorado Springs, CO

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Grand Rapids Herald-Review Interview

"I love to read, and I’m really influenced by books, especially by writers like Raymond Carver and Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner. I also like Steinbeck and Barry Hannah. The ones that kind of grab me the most ended up seeping into the songs, especially Raymond Carver, because he had such an amazing way of taking normal things -- maybe not normal, but people get divorced all the time, and you don’t really pay that much attention to it. And Raymond Carver takes things like that, and turns them into these events! You read those things and you realize after you finished that: 1. You just read 20 pages about the most mundane thing in the world; and 2. He turned it into the most horrifying thing, because it is! But we gloss over that."

Read the full interview: Ten Minutes with Charlie Parr

Monday, March 18, 2013

Lamusicahabla Interview

Charlie talks about life on the road and the powerful effect Mance Lipscomb's music had on him in this interview with Lamusicahabla

Friday, March 15, 2013

Ragged and Dirty in Minot

Live at Souris River Brewing. In the World Gone Wrong liner notes Dylan writes "one of the Willy Browns did this - schmaltz & pickled herring, stuffed cabbage, heavy moral vocabulary - sweetness & sentiment, house rocking, superior beauty, not just standing there-the seductive magic of the thumbs up salute, carefully thought out overtones & stepping sideways, the idols of human worship paying thru the nose, lords of the illogical in smoking jackets, sufferers from a weak education, pieces of a jigsaw puzzle-taking stupid chances-being mistreated just so far."

Remember that (unfortunately untrue) rumor of a Dylan narrated GPS?  It would have shown you that detours are where you really need to be.

"Ragged and Dirty" arr. Parr. Video by Souris River Brewing.

Monday, March 11, 2013

New Uprooted Music Revue Interview

"I'm influenced by just about everything, especially the landscape around Duluth and Winona. The lakes and the river really seem to energize me and get me moving to write. Also, the weather has a big effect on me, and I think it seeps into the songs either when they're written or when they're performed."

Read the full interview: Charlie Parr discusses Barnswallow.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

More 2013 UK and European Tour Dates Announced

Tour dates from Tin Angel Records:

05/19/13 -Monarch, Berlin, DE 
05/20/13 -De Unie, Rotterdam, NL 
05/21/13 -De Kargadoor, Utrecht, NL 
05/22/13 -Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL 
05/23/13 -Qbus, Leiden, NL 
05/24/13 -Kaffee t’Hof, Middelburg, NL 
05/28/13 -Louisiana, Bristol, UK (TicketWeb) (SeeTickets) 
05/29/13 -Bridge Inn, Exeter, UK  
05/30/13 -The Greystones, Sheffield, UK (tickets)
05/31/13 -St Mary Magdalen’s Church, Coventry, UK (tickets)

06/01/13 -Douglas Studio, Edinburgh, UK 
06/02/13 -Glee Club, Nottingham, UK (tickets) 
06/03/13 -Burston Crown, Burston, UK
 06/04/13 -The Slaughtered Lamb, London, UK (WeGotTickets) (SeeTickets) 
06/05/13 -The Slaughtered Lamb, London, UK (WeGotTickets) (SeeTickets)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Music City Roots

Charlie's performance on Music City Roots will be streamed live on Wednesday, March 6th at 7pm CST. Other artists on the bill for the evening include Johnny Swim, The McCrary Sisters, Alanna Royale, and The Danberrys. Watch the show at or on the Music City Roots website.

Charlie's set kicked off the evening and he was interviewed after The Danberrys performed. Watch the archived show below:

Watch live streaming video from musiccityroots at