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Charlie Parr


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Austin MN, United States

Charlie Parr plays original and traditional and Piedmont-style , accompanying himself on National , and sometimes a . He was raised in Austin, Minnesota, in a household that prized traditional American folk music and his style bears the influence of hours spent listening to country blues records and Smithsonian/Folkways field recordings; often in the garage. He currently lives in Duluth, Minnesota.


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  • dogblues

    one of the best artists alive right now

    15 May 12:21am Reply
  • ngkemp

    Have a listen to 'Just Like Today'. It's a very moving, true slice of life.

    14 Mar 2:30pm Reply
  • katti85

    so great - so, so great... - I didn't know that I was lost for so long - until I found my way back home with his music - sure I've known that I was lost, for longer then 10 years or what - anyway, It was too long to... bla, bla, bla = I never said it - but I hadn't much hope anymore that it is possible to get it back... I thought that it is gone - not existing anymore - that"me"/-or what felt a bit like "home"...Yep - shit happens!!! ·buuuuut, & I don't know why or how = I just know that I listened & it worked a bit like a washing machine, not fast - 48h or what. - but then I could feel something true. I thought It's just an accident - maybe a psychotic disorder or what... but not just for seconds - for a few days... & I can catch it back sometimes for days / weeks & sometimes just for seconds,- but It's enough. He's heaven-sent or so... I'm sure.

    18 Jul 2014 Reply
  • baldonbald

    Fair Dinkum Legend

    29 Mar 2014 Reply
  • blueheron333

    I just saw him open for B.B. King last night in Minneapolis. I love B.B., but still, I could have listened to this guy all night long. This is the best new-to-me music I've encountered in years. What an awesome, unforgettable musician!

    19 May 2012 Reply
  • baldonbald

    Caught him Bris Vegas, one of my favourite gigs ever

    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • tuffentiny

    Just saw him last week in Boise, Idaho. Amazing show. Moved me to tears.

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Reignmund

    Dude was pure class when I saw him. Seemed like he was sick as a dog, though.

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • NatalieCb

    Very nice. Good to hear admiring a beautiful landscape :)

    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • tutts

    Charlie pops up in mixes by selectors including DJ Lame, Dot.AY, USA Kings, Yair Yona and Anonymeye at the Micronations blog - - check it out!

    8 May 2011 Reply
  • Oppressotron

    Sweet blessed moonshine and big sticky greens Charley is the blessed reincarnation of an ole Mississippi delta bluesman. Once again, music like this makes me proud to be a Minnesotan.

    12 Apr 2011 Reply
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    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Kelvindv

    This man is great, looking forward to his gig in London. But what the fuck is Dexplicit doing between the similar artists?

    28 Jan 2011 Reply
  • MercurialSon

    1922 Blues from a new compilation record called Cheap Wine -

    20 Jan 2011 Reply
  • almagal

    I'd love to know when this guy's in the UK. This is music.

    30 Nov 2010 Reply
  • strajnic

    This traditional music still lives on through Charlie Parr!

    21 Nov 2010 Reply
  • DaanVG_

    Too bad the gig was cancelled in ghent, i was really looking forward on seeing him play.

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • leonrw

    listening to king earl now....and lovin' it. Awesome stuff.

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • j2arkitekt

    Just saw him last Saturday in Fargo, ND. He never fails to put on a completely amazing show.

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
  • bpohanka

    Saw him in Duluth,MN he was nothing short of amazing!

    9 May 2010 Reply
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