January 2017 news : A month of regular gigs, which are always some of my favorites since I get to take another stab at a gig that might have gone horribly wrong. The Cedar Lounge in Superior is a brand new venue for me, and I'm doing a whole month of Wednesdays here, just like the old days, maybe mostly alone, maybe not. Last year's Turf Club residency was so much fun that I wanted to do it again, there'll be different special guests each Sunday plus maybe some other surprises ... maybe not. Anyway I hope you can stop out for one. Devil's Flying Machine makes a rare appearance in Duluth, and we have a bass player now along with some weird new effects pedal that Christian bought, so it's guaranteed to be weird ... or at the very least, loud. My annual gig with Jim Randall at Trollhaugen and a couple new spots in Winona and Stillwater and hopefully some other stuff will bring me to the end of the month and the beginning of recording sessions for the new record. Thanks everybody for your help and support this last year, it was both a great year and a really hard one for me. I tried writing about it if your interested, but I'm afraid it's not very upbeat reading (charlieparr.com/2017.html). Have a great winter, everyone, check in with your neighbors, head out and see some friends, say hi when you can.
Featured download #6 is Rooster! This time around we compiled an additional couple album's worth of demos, outtakes, soundtrack work, and folk songs from out-of-print compilations that Charlie titled the "Michigan Street Boxing Gym Sessions Outtakes." Check all that out and read about the album's recording process and more HERE.