Charlie Parr plays original and traditional folk
and Piedmont-style blues
, accompanying himself on National resonator guitar
, 12-string guitar
and sometimes a banjo
. 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.