"No surprise, a lot of the new songs are inspired by his travels — not so much the landscapes and sights, but the people. “Over the Red Cedar,” for instance, came from a conversation he overheard at one tour stop about a guy who bought a fancy new truck, then lost his job the next day.
“My input into the conversation is the part about the Red Cedar,” Parr said. “You do your thing in life: You lose your job, you buy a truck and crash it, the trees keep growing, the river keeps going by. That helps me, knowing that in my life.”
Read the full article "Charlie Parr, Alone with the Blues" and watch some video recorded at Bayport BBQ at the Star Tribune.