Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Rez Comedy" Kickstarter

Laughter is what brings communities together.  That is the reason we want to make this documentary a reality.  When people hear the words "Indian Reservation," they think of alcoholism, drugs, addiction, abuse and suicide.  We want to change that.  We want to send a message that those shouldn't be the only words you think of when you see us.  I, along with fellow Ojibwe comedian from the Leech Lake Indian Reservation Rob Fairbanks (the famous Rez Reporter), will travel half way across the country to visit our fellow Native American comedians while on our way to Hollywood, where we'll take part in a major comedy competition.  Win or lose, we're going all in.  We are raising $20,000 dollars to pay for the making of a documentary that we believe will be a game changer for comedians from the reservation.  We are hiring a film crew consisting of two cameramen and a boom operator to follow us on the road for our 2 week journey to California.  They will be with us as we visit the Badlands, Mt. Zion National Park, Wounded Knee and many other places that have stories to tell us as well.  We are hiring an editor who will be receiving daily uploads of the footage to piece together while we're on the road!  Once we return, we will be meeting with the one and only Charlie Parr, who has incredibly signed on to score the film. Charlie will review the scenes and create music from the heart to help us communicate this story of two Native American comedians who have two weeks - to make it to the top.

Pledge $50 or more and get a copy of the DVD and Charlie's soundtrack. We'll keep you updated as this project progresses. Head over to their Kickstarter page for more details and to contribute: http://kck.st/1eVbLE0

July Tour Dates

7/1 - Big Woods Brewing (Nashville, IN)
7/2 - Washington Park (Cincinnati, OH)
7/3 - FitzGerald's American Music Festival (Berwyn, IL)
7/4 - Catfish River Music Festival (Stoughton, WI)
7/7 - Beachland Ballroom (Cleveland, OH)
7/9 - Atwood's Tavern (Cambridge, MA)
7/10 - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (New York, NY)
7/11 - Green River Festival (Greenfield, MA)
7/12 - Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs, NY)
7/14 - Tuesday Night Blues in Owen Park (Eau Claire, WI)
7/17 - Double Barrel Bluegrass Festival (Remer, MN)
7/18 - Grumpy's Northeast Folk Festival (Minneapolis, MN) 11:30am
7/18 - 5th Annual Roots, Rock & Deep-Blues Festival at Patrick's Cabaret (Minneapolis, MN) 2pm
7/18 - Stillwater Log Jam (Stillwater, MN) 6pm
7/18 - Turf Club (St. Paul, MN) 8pm
7/19 - The Chapel (Northfield, MN) *
7/20 - The Root Note (La Crosse, WI) *
7/21 - The Ark (Viroqua, WI) *
7/24 - Palmfest at Palmer's Bar (Minneapolis, MN)
7/30 - The Lift (Dubuque, IA)
7/31 - Falconer Vineyards (Red Wing, MN)

* with Jimmy "Duck" Holmes

Jimmy "Duck" Holmes Tour

July 15 - Harold's House Party on KFAI (listen live 5pm)
July 15 - 331 Club  (Minneapolis, MN) 7:00 doors / 8:00 show

July 16 - Winona Arts Center (Winona, MN)
with Dave Hundrieser and Mike Munson ; 7:00 doors / 8:00 show

July 17 - Live from Studio A on KUMD (listen live 2pm)
July 17 - Red Herring Lounge (Duluth, MN) with Dave Hundrieser ; 8:00 doors / 8:30 show

July 18 - 5th Annual Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Festival (Minneapolis, MN)
Jimmy is scheduled to play at Patrick’s Cabaret Stage at 6pm.

July 19 - Hell's Kitchen (Minneapolis, MN) w/ Dave Hundrieser and Charlie Parr  ; 10am-1pm
July 19 - The Chapel (Northfield, MN) w/ Dave Hundrieser and Charlie Parr; 7:00 doors / 7:30 show

July 20 - The Root Note (La Crosse, WI)
with Dave Hundrieser and Charlie Parr ; 7:00 doors / 8:00 show

July 21 - The Ark (Viroqua, WI)
with Dave Hundrieser and Charlie Parr ; 7:00 doors / 7:30 show

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stumpjumper Trailer

"For his latest album, Stumpjumper, Parr took a trip to North Carolina to record with longtime friend Phil Cook, whose work with Megafaun and Hiss Golden Messenger makes him no stranger to strong songwriting and deft instrumentals. Now, Cook has written and narrated a short trailer for the album..."

Paste Magazine premieres a behind-the-scenes look at Stumpjumper narrated by Phil Cook: bit.ly/1L0wBOq

Charlie on WCCO

Thursday, June 4, 2015

White Wall Sessions Audio Downloads

"All of Charlie's first two sessions are available for download only during The White Wall Sessions gofundme project, which runs through June. These songs will not be available after June, so don't wait!"

Season One Session

Season Two Session

Check out their gofundme project at:

Charlie Parr performs in the MPR studios

Parr recently stopped by the MPR studios to chat with MPR News' Tom Weber and play some tracks from his new and 13th album, "Stumpjumper." Songs played on air (in order): "Over the Red Cedar," "Remember Me If I Forget," "Falcon"

Click HERE for the podcast.