New album 'Dog' available now on Red House Records!

My plans for this record changed nearly weekly in the months leading up to the actual recording session, and the recording session had been scheduled and cancelled three times. Over the past couple years I’ve been dealing and continue to deal with clinical depression, and the songs on Dog all seem to reflect a little of my state of mind about that. I initially thought to do a solo record, all alone, since these songs felt very personal, but then I thought I should bring a lot of people in and make it a large ensemble record and try and lift that heavy mood, and I thought “why not do both?”, I could do two records, one version alone and one version with a whole mob of folks. Then I crashed into another bottom and I cancelled everything, called everyone I’d invited and told them it was all off. I decided to just try and forget about it for awhile, maybe now wasn’t the time anyway. The realization came over me that I actually needed to record these songs though, if only just to get them to move along and stop harassing me. One more time I called the infinitely patient and kind Tom Herbers and scheduled time at Creation Audio in Minneapolis, then on very short notice asked Mikkel Beckmen, Dave Hundrieser, Liz Draper and Jeff Mitchell to come over and listen to the songs and see where we could go. We sat in a big circle and played the songs mostly for the first time, even for me the songs readjusted themselves to my friends’ personalities and we managed to let them go. And I’m grateful, and I’m still working it all out, and I’m glad to be doing so.

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On Tour

Charlie is on tour and coming to a city near you. Check the Tour Dates page for a full itinerary.

Winter 2019 Updates

• January Sunday residency at the Turf Club with special guests each week.

• Check out KBEK's broadcast of Charlie's recent performance at the Wiese Auditorium: set 1, set 2.

• Listen to Charlie, Liz, Mikkel, Dave perform together on Tent Show Radio.

• Heading south with Mandolin Orange in April! Tix and details HERE.

'Dog' News and Reviews

Click HERE for Dog related news, reviews, and more! Recent updates include downloadable live recordings from the European tour, a new interview published in Goldmine Magazine, and sessions recorded for Back to the City MPLS, Paste Magazine and The Current.

City Pages Cover Story

"Parr is no quitter. The lifelong Minnesotan has been making music for 42 years. He’s released 13 albums and built a fervent fan base at home and abroad, including seven tours in Australia and a dozen in Ireland. He played 272 road shows in 2016 alone. But his biggest achievement might be staying alive." Read the full article: Man of Constant Sorrow.

Older News

  • "Dog" Video

    Check out the brand new video for "Dog"! Thanks to everyone who made time to help out with this video, filmed in beautiful Duluth.

  • BGS Interview

    "Art Achieved and Abandoned": Charlie Parr in Conversation with Gina Clowes at The Bluegrass Situation.

  • Spotify

    Stream the latest releases Dog, Stumpjumper, I Ain't Dead Yet, and more on Charlie's Spotify page .

  • Bandcamp

    The older albums and exclusive live recordings are available digitally on Bandcamp.

  • Contemplify

    Charlie shares a reflection on Harlan and Anna Hubbard in this episode of the Contemplify podcast (also available on iTunes).

  • Ain't No Grave

    New and old videos, podcasts, interviews and more can be found at the archive "Ain't No Grave".

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