Here’s episode 35 with Charlie Parr from Duluth Minnesota!
Charlie Parr stopped into Reno while on tour a few months back at the Peppermill performing songs from his vast repertoire of music including new songs from his latest record entitled Dog. We had a great conversation about his upbringing in Austin MN, being inspired by his parents records, his collaborations with Gaelynn Lee as well as Alan Sparhawk of the band Low and how his style of learning and playing guitar broke the rules of the standard way of playing the instrument.
Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980’s in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13 recordings, 250 shows a year or more, 200,000 miles on a well broke in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights. Resonator fueled folk songs from Duluth Minnesota.
Check out the video for the song Peaceful Valley from his latest record Dog below.
The following songs from Dog released on Red House Records are featured on this episode:
Thanks for listening!
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