Monday, March 31, 2014

April Tour Dates

4/1 - The Garage on Beck (Salt Lake City, UT)*
4/2 - Dornan's (Moose, WY)*
4/3 - The Filling Station (Bozeman, MT) (tix)*
4/4 - The Top Hat (Missoula, MT) (tix)*
4/5 - Mississippi Studios (Portland, OR) (tix)*
4/6 - Tractor Tavern (Seattle, WA) (tix)*
4/8 - Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse (Berkeley, CA) (tix)
4/9 - The Crepe Place (Santa Cruz, CA) (tix)
4/11 - The Satellite (Los Angeles, CA) (tix)
4/15 - Standpipe Coffee House (Lufkin, TX)
4/16 - Fred's Texas Cafe (Fort Worth, TX)
4/17 - Dan's Silverleaf (Denton, TX) (tix)
4/18 - Mojo's (Columbia, MO)
4/19 - Taste of Whispering Beard @ Southgate House (Newport, KY) (tix)
4/24 - Mid West Music Fest (Winona, MN) (tix)
4/30 - Duluth Homegrown Music Festival (Duluth, MN) (tix)#  

* tour with Betse Ellis
# The Black-eyed Snakes with Charlie Parr

Friday, March 28, 2014

Western Tour with Betse Ellis










Kicks off tomorrow, see Facebook event page for more details and updates.

3/29 - Hi-Dive (Denver, CO) (tix)
3/30 - Park City House Concert (Peoa, UT)
4/1 - The Garage on Beck (Salt Lake City, UT)
4/2 - Dornan's (Moose, WY)
4/3 - The Filling Station (Bozeman, MT) (tix)
4/4 - The Top Hat (Missoula, MT) (tix)
4/5 - Mississippi Studios (Portland, OR) (tix)
4/6 - Tractor Tavern (Seattle, WA) (tix)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Hollandale" Five-color Poster

The Hollandale cover art is amazing, isn't it? The image was designed by Rick Allen (Kenspeckle Letterpress) who, according to his website, "works back in the 19th Century, printing his wood engravings and lino cuts in small editions using multiple blocks and hand coloring."

Chaperone Records recently released a five-color version of the artwork as a poster. Duluth artist Skatradioh did the coloring and printing (see here and here for a look at the process) and the results are stunning.

The poster is 18" x 24" five-color screen-print on 100 lb. craft paper by French Paper Co. Hand-numbered limited edition of 200 and now priced at $20. Order one before they're sold out through the Chaperone website.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Couch by Couchwest


Watch Charlie perform his new song "On Marrying A Woman With An Uncontrollable Temper" on Chaperone Records' couch for Couch by Couchwest.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Arts Extract Interview

"I don’t have any kind of training in music, so everything has a bit of an improvisational feel to it, for me, at least, but these songs are 100 percent improvisation, except for the first couple of moments.

When I re-tuned my 12-string for example, to some of these tunings I wasn’t used to, I heard things happening that implied other things, and I found myself just kind of following—this is going to sound really hippie—I found myself kind of following the songs. If I got myself into funny corners, I’d just be patient and hang in there with it, and the funny corners would find a way to something that led out of it."


Charlie and Alan talk in-depth about Hollandale in this feature by Arts Extract titled "Charlie Parr and Alan Sparhawk: Moving Air Molecules Around."
Charlie Parr and Alan Sparhawk: Moving air molecules around - See more at: http://artsextract.com/2014/03/10/charlie-parr-alan-sparhawk-moving-air-molecules/#sthash.3uBT1QCz.dpuf

WDRT Interview


Charlie Parr talks to WDRT about his upcoming concert in Viroqua at The Ark on March 22 and his new album Hollandale.

Acoustic Magazine Interview


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Caravan du Nord 2013: Live at the Paramount Theatre



OFF 90 Presents "Charlie Parr Live at the Historic Paramount Theatre" :
Worried Blues; True Friends; 1922 Blues; 1890; Union Tramp; Jesus is a Hobo; Mastadon; Coffee's Gone Cold; Cheap Wine; Stagger Lee; Just Like Today; Badger; Ain't No Grave; Don't Send Your Child to War



Bill DeVille and Charlie talk before the show.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March & Early April Tour Dates

3/1 - Cafe Club (Pittsburgh, PA) (tix)
3/5 - Fitger's Brewhouse
3/7 - Midtown Tavern (Mankato, MN)
3/8 - The Waterfront (Menomonie, WI)
3/9 - Ed's No Name Bar (Winona, MN)
3/12 - Fitger's Brewhouse
3/13 - AYNAH presents MEAL & MUSIC @ The Nicollet (Minneapolis, MN)
3/14 - Mountain Top Music Fest (Wakefield, MI)
3/15 - Stoughton Opera House (Stoughton, WI) (tix)
3/19 - Papa Charlie's at Lutsen Moutain Resort (Lutsen, MN)
3/21 - Minocqua Brewing Company (Minocqua, WI) (tix)
3/22 - The ARK (Viroqua, WI) (tix)

Goin' Out West
3/26 - Front Range BBQ (Colorado Springs, CO)
3/27 - Surfside Seven (Fort Collins, CO)
3/28 - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons, CO)
3/29 - Hi-Dive (Denver, CO) (tix)*
3/30 - Park City House Concert (Peoa, UT)*
4/1 - The Garage on Beck (Salt Lake City, UT)*
4/2 - Dornan's (Moose, WY)*
4/3 - The Filling Station (Bozeman, MT) (tix)*
4/4 - The Top Hat (Missoula, MT) (tix)*
4/5 - Mississippi Studios (Portland, OR) (tix)*
4/6 - Tractor Tavern (Seattle, WA) (tix)*
4/8 - Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse (Berkeley, CA) (tix)
4/9 - The Crepe Place (Santa Cruz, CA) (tix)
4/11 - The Satellite (Los Angeles, CA) (tix)

*with Betse Ellis (of the Wilders)