Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Featured Album Download: Jubilee (2007)

"March in Duluth is an unpredictable time, it might be freezing cold, it might be warm, there could be 3 feet of snow in a weekend, or it could rain or sleet or the sun might be shining. We decided to record Jubilee in Brother Dave's garage before we really considered any of this, and rather than check the weather or think about another location as a backup we just showed up. Dave's Suburban wouldn't start, so we had to leave the boat in the garage, but we still had enough room, and Dave had smoked a pork shoulder and brewed a keg of potent beer so everything was fine with us. Mikkel was there with his washboard, Jake Larson had borrowed a big tape machine from Alan Sparhawk, Christian McShane and Emily were there, too, and the sun showed up. The temperature got into the 60's and we opened the garage door and recorded "Last Freight out of Asheville" with birds flocking around the trees outside. The song is for Mosca, it felt appropriate that they stopped by to honor a lost friend. By nightfall we were mostly drunk, full of BBQ sandwiches and beer, and recorded the rowdier songs into the night. I think I forgot we were recording anything, we were just playing, it was like any other time when we got together and played music. The next morning I went back over to Dave's and woke everybody up, intending to re-record the whole thing, but listening to the tapes I realized that we got just what I wanted to get, a bunch of friends making music in a garage."


Dave Hundrieser Interview

Monday, March 2, 2015

Live at FitzGerald's + Fearless Radio Interview (2/20/15)

Click HERE to watch Charlie's performance at Dunn Dunn Fest recorded by Gigity.TV.

Also check out and interview and live session with Fearless Radio that took place before the show HERE.

"Take It With You" episode #08: A Thankful’Ness’ Thanksgiving

In the final episode of Season 01 the crew is invited to The Mayor’s house for Thanksgiving. Don deals with unexpected visitors on the campaign trail, Zach goes on “the ultimate adventure,” Mary tap-DANCES, and Charlie Parr & Sarah Krueger trade songs.

Charlie Parr: 12 sting guitar, Vocals
Sarah Krueger: Guitar, Vocals
Blake Thomas: Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Vocals
Lane Prekker: Washboard/Percussion

The show was recorded on November 18th, 2014 in front of a live audience at The Underground theatre (Duluth, MN).

Written by Mary Fox & Don Ness. Recorded and mixed by Nick Gosen. Edited by Nick Gosen and Blake Thomas.

Listen HERE

March Tour Dates

3/1 - Trade Root Music Group House Concerts (Washington, DC) *
3/2 - The Iridium (New York, NY) *
3/3 - The Half Moon (Hudson, NY) *
3/4 - The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Northampton, MA) *
3/5 - Atwood's Tavern (Cambridge, MA) *
3/6 - The Monkey House (Winooski, VT) *
3/7 - Abilene Bar and Lounge (Rochester, NY) *
3/8 - The Linda WAMC's Performing Arts Studio (Albany, NY) *
3/10 - Club Cafe (Pittsburgh, PA) *
3/11 - The Village Idiot (Maumee, Ohio)
3/12 - Linneman's Riverwest Inn (Milwaukee, WI)
3/13 - Bayport BBQ (Bayport, MN)
3/14 - Bayport BBQ (Bayport, MN)
3/15 - First UCC Church (Northfield, MN)
3/20 - Minocqua Brewing Company (Minocqua, WI)
3/21 - Equinox Fair (Mankato, MN)
3/23 - Papa Charlie's @ Lutsen (Lutsen, MN)
3/27 - Aggie Theater (Fort Collins, CO)
3/28 - Hi-Dive (Denver, CO) #
3/31 - Bar Deluxe (Salt Lake City, UT) #

* On tour with JD Wilkes
# On tour with Betse Ellis