Saturday, May 27, 2017

June tour dates

We recently switched to Bandsintown for displaying tour dates, you can sign up in the link below or the "Tour Dates" tab in Facebook to get notifications when Charlie announces show in your area: http://www.bandsintown.com/CharlieParr; Details and ticket links for these shows in the Bandsintown link and the DFM's Facebook page for their two shows this month.

6/2 Bonfire Music and Arts Festival (Hillsboro, WI)
6/3 Everwood Farmstead (Glenwood City, WI)
6/4 Grand Old Day (St Paul, MN)
6/6 Tuesday Night Blues at Owen Park (Eau Claire, WI)
6/7 Pete Fest at Beanerscentral (Duluth)
6/8 Blue Ox Music festival (Eau Claire, WI)
6/9 The Edgewater (Madison, WI)
6/10 Loring Park Music Festival (Minneapolis)
6/11 Nevis Sites 'N Bites (Nevis, MN)
6/14 DFM show at the Red Herring Lounge (Duluth)
6/15 ArtStart Rhinelander (Rhinelander, WI)
6/16 The Orpheum Theater (Hancock, MI)
6/17 Lake Ave Live (Duluth)
6/21 DFM show at the James Ballentine VFW (Minneapolis)
6/23 Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge (Minneapolis)
6/24 The Root Note (La Crosse, WI)
6/25 Ed's (No Name) Bar (Winona, MN)
6/30 & 7/1 American Music Festival at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn, IL)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

May Tour Dates

5/3  Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (New York, NY)
5/4  Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation (Waltham, MA)
5/5  The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Northampton, MA)
5/6  Waking Windows Music & Arts Festival (Winooski, VT)
5/7  Bop Shop Records (Rochester, NY)
5/9  Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, ON)
5/10 The Half Moon (Hudson, NY)
5/12 Club Cafe (Pittsburgh, PA)
5/13 Virginia Avenue Folk Fest (Indianapolis, IN)
5/14 The Bootleg @ Atomic Cowboy (Saint Louis, MO)
5/16 House concert (Wichita, KS)
5/18 The Brick (Kansas City, MO)
5/19 DG's Tap House (Ames, IA)
5/20 Art-A-Whirl Festival (Minneapolis, MN) 
5/27 Revival Festival (Clarks Grove, MN)
5/28 Revival Festival (Clarks Grove, MN)
5/31 Cedar Lounge (Superior, WI)

Friday, March 31, 2017

April Tour Dates

4/7  1st Ave opening for Elephant Revival (Minneapolis)
4/8  Cedar Lounge (Superior, WI)
4/14 West End Cultural Centre (Winnipeg)
4/15 Fargo Brewing Co (Fargo, ND)
4/20 DFM show at the Red Herring 4/20 Fest (Duluth)
4/23 First UCC of Northfield (Northfield, MN)
4/28 Waterfront Bar and Grill (Menomonie, WI)
4/29 Mid West Music Fest (Winona, MN)
4/30 331 Club (Minneapolis)

Live at Awesometown (Blue Chair Chronicles)




Recorded July 2016.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

"Stumpjumper" on The White Wall Sessions

March Tour Dates

3/1 Glensheen (Duluth)
3/3 The Hideout (Chicago, IL)
3/4 Daytrotter Downs (Davenport, IA)
3/12 Ed's No Name Bar (Winona, MN)
3/13 The Root Note (La Crosse, WI) #
3/14 Driftless Books (Viroqua, WI) #
3/17 Buffalo Records (Kearney, NE)
3/18 The Swing Station (Laporte, CO)
3/22 Rhythms & Brews at Riverview Gardens (Appleton, WI)
3/23 Ore Dock Brewing (Marquette, MI)
3/24 Stoughton Opera House (Stoughton, WI)
3/25 Minocqua Brewing Company (Minoqua, WI)
3/28 The Red Herring Lounge (Duluth) %
3/31 George Latimer Central Library (St Paul, MN)

# w/ Frank Fairfield and Meredith Axelrod
% opening for Mark "Porkchop" Holder & MPH

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Contemplify: Charlie Parr on Harlan Hubbard’s Payne Hollow

"In this episode, Charlie shares a reflection on Harlan and Anna Hubbard as they sought a simple life on the river and in the woods."

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Midwestern for Life

"The best shows I’ve ever played are like that one — when I feel like I’m really a part of this community, this kind of overgrown neighborhood, no matter where that happens. Usually it happens best in out-of-the-way places like Duluth or Menomonie, Wisconsin, or Fargo, North Dakota, or Ames, Iowa, or Hancock, Michigan. It feels like folks have made an effort to be there just like I have. The edge of the stage disappears a little and you find yourself having bits of conversation with audience members between the songs."

Check out Charlie's recent article "Midwestern for Life" in No Depression.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

February Tour Dates

Charlie opens for and then performs with the Devil's Flying Machine in the "Uncomfortable Adventures in Folk Music" series every Wednesday in February at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth.

2/1 The Red Herring Lounge w/ DFM
2/3 Beaner's Central (Duluth)
2/4 The Gold Mine (Mankato, MN)
2/5 The Waterfront (Menomonie, WI)
2/8 The Red Herring Lounge w/ DFM
2/9 Clean Water Gala @ Clyde Iron Works (Duluth)
2/10 The State Theatre (Zumbrota, MN)
2/11 Many Rivers Montessori Midwinter Meltdown (Duluth)
2/15 The Red Herring Lounge w/ DFM
2/22 The Red Herring Lounge w/ DFM
2/24 Dreyfus University Center - Encore (Stevens Point, WI)
2/25 The Lyric Room (Green Bay, WI)
2/26 Bare Bones Brewery (Oshkosh, WI)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Rooster Download Page

"Those songs on Rooster, most of them were written around the time that most of King Earl was written, which was over a period of time from about 1997-2004. I had tried to write a short story which had turned into a short novel and I passed it to a friend who was also a very good writer and an honest man and he told me that it wasn’t very good although it had its moments. So I took those moments and made songs out of them..."

For Rooster we compiled an additional couple album's worth of demos, outtakes, soundtrack work, and folk songs from out-of-print compilations that Charlie titled the "Michigan Street Boxing Gym Sessions Outtakes." Get all three downloads in one spot HERE for a limited time. Read about the album's recording with insights from Charlie, Mikkel, Tom Herbers, and all the musicians who played on it here : www.charlieparr.com/download