Monday, September 29, 2014

October Tour Dates

10/01 - Club Cafe (Pittsburgh, PA)
10/02 - The Bop Shop (Rochester, NY)
10/03 - The Monkey House (Winooski, VT)
10/04 - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (New York, NY)
10/05 - Atwood's Tavern (Cambridge, MA)
10/06 - Cafe Nine (New Haven, CT)
10/08 - Burlap and Bean (Newtown Square, PA)
10/09 - Gypsy Sally's (Washington, DC) #
10/10 - Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw, NC) *
10/11 - The Pour House (Raleigh, NC) @
10/14 - Barley's Taproom (Knoxville, TN)
10/16 - Deep Blues Festival (Clarksdale, MS)
10/17 - The BEATnik (New Orleans, LA)
10/18 - Satori Coffee (Mobile, AL)
10/20 - Mercury Lounge (Tulsa, OK)
10/22 - Lucky's Everyday (Wichita, KS) %
10/23 - Replay Lounge (Lawrence, KS)
10/24 - Donnie's Homespun (Springfield, IL)
10/25 - Fitzgerald's Nightclub (Berwyn, IL)
10/30 - Beaner's Central (Duluth, MN)

# opening for TR3
* with Phil Cook and Ryan Gustafson
@ with Phil Cook
% opening for Crushed Out

Thursday, September 25, 2014

While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records

"While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records" will be released on November 18th as a limited edition double CD or triple vinyl. Charlie covers Devil in a Woodpile's "Manifold" for the release.

Full track list and pre-order info HERE.

Rolling Stone previews the album HERE.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Manifold Destiny article

"The thing about cooking food on the exhaust manifold of your car is that small things can make a big difference in the results you get, so the type of car, engine size, weather (a big one), traffic and even time of day can throw everything off. And there's no good way to achieve any kind of consistency, which many folks will find very frustrating when a meal works very well one day and is a disaster the next. It's all part of the trip, though. One day you eat the tamale, one day the tamale falls off the motor onto highway 99 and a crow eats it."

Read the full article (including recipes for a three course manifold meal) written by Charlie at Peninsula Pulse.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pedal to the Midnight Sun Soundtrack

"After a winter of correspondence over essential gear, food, and expectations for the summer’s expedition, J.J. Kelley and Josh Thomas embark for the arctic. Their plan is to follow the Alaska Pipeline to its source, as far north as the US Highway system will take them. The spirited story features the wildlife, wild people, and oddities of the isolated northwest state. The fellows share a 20th century resonance philosophy of throwing all your possessions together and make off with a grand adventure."

On their blog they write "Charlie provided Pedal to the Midnight Sun, with a driving sound throughout. The determined music vibrating through his National resonator guitar mirrored the ongoing struggle that Josh and J.J. undertook as they powered to the Arctic Ocean. Charlie’s organic soundtrack—beyond measures—complemented the still beauty of the Alaskan landscape."

Stream selections from the soundtrack below. Thanks J.J. for sending the tracks and allowing them to be shared. You can see more of J.J. and Josh's work and purchase the DVD of Pedal to the Midnight Sun at

Repost: Lost Duluth Soundtrack

Watch Lost Duluth, a historical documentary with an original soundtrack by Charlie that aired on WDSE•WRPT based on the book "Lost Duluth" by Tony Dierckins & Maryanne C. Norton.

Charlie says the songs are all improvs built around a couple old songs, variations on a theme from 'Poor Boy, Long Ways from Home,' etc. Stream the entire soundtrack below.

September Tour Dates

9/3 - Fitger's Brewhouse (Duluth, MN)
9/4 - Rourke Art Museum (Moorhead, MN)
9/5 - Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen (Crystal Lake, IL)
9/6 - The Varsity Center for the Arts (Carbondale, IL)
9/10 - Fitger's Brewhouse (Duluth, MN)
9/11 - Red Herring Lounge (Duluth, MN) *
9/12 - The Waterfront Bar and Grill (Menomonie, WI)
9/13 - Door County Brewing (Baileys Harbor, WI)
9/17 - Fitger's Brewhouse (Duluth, MN)
9/18 - The Mill (Iowa City, IA)
9/19 - DG's Tap House (Ames, IA)
9/20 - Midtown Tavern (Mankato, MN)
9/22 - Papa Charlie's @ Lutsen (Lutsen, MN)
9/24 - Fitger's Brewhouse (Duluth, MN)
9/25 - Boats and Bluegrass (Winona, MN)
9/26 - The Orpheum Theater (Hancock, MI)
9/27 - Richardson Nature Center (Bloomington, MN)

* w/ Ben Weaver