Lanesboro Arts presents an evening with Charlie Parr at the historic St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro on Friday, January 24th at 8 p.m. Following a sold-out 2018 performance, Charlie returns to Lanesboro with new
Lanesboro Arts presents an
evening with Charlie Parr at the historic St. Mane Theatre in
downtown Lanesboro on Friday, January 24th at 8 p.m. Following
a sold-out 2018 performance, Charlie returns to Lanesboro with new music from
his recently released self-titled album.
CHARLIE PARR is the
eponymous new album by the Minnesota-based folk blues artist the same name. The
album is a collection of new songs and new studio versions of classics/audience
favorites from throughout Parr’s career. Recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Canon
Falls, MN, CHARLIE PARR features Charlie’s trademark resonator
guitar and 12-string with co-producer Liz Draper on bass, longtime collaborator
Mikkel Beckmen on percussion, Jeff Mitchell on electric guitar, accordion,
organ, backing vocals, and Dave Hundrieser on harmonica. The album is an honest
and raw recording of Parr reflecting on himself and his career up to this
point. It’s a musical reckoning that came after a freak in 2018 that forced him
to relearn how to play guitar, causing him to take stock of the songs he’s
written over his lifetime. CHARLIE PARR is a stunning folk
record that will surely stand the test of time, just like the man himself.
By the time Parr hit the road
again after his accident, he was reinvigorated to play music in a way he had
not been for some time. He started digging out songs from early in his career.
Parr had never really stopped playing those songs completely and, along the
way, they had matured along with him. He wanted a chance to record them again
to capture what they had become.
By 2020, Parr is back on his grueling
international tour schedule, covering the entire country alone in his car,
occasionally cooking his vegan meals on his car manifold. It’s a lonely
existence that leaves a lot of time for reflection and reminiscing. Charlie
Parr is the first album — and there are 13 others — that Parr he felt like
putting his name on. It’s a bit of the new, a bit of the old, and a bit of
what’s motivated and moved him. Most importantly, it’s an audio tour of his
life and career to date and a celebration of more songs and stories to come.
(Friday) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Mane Theatre
206 Parkway Ave N