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Early Recordings

untitled cd w/ T.J. Thissen and Mikkel Beckmen (1999)
Charlie Parr (2001)
Traditional & Original American Folk Music (2001)


Criminals & Sinners (2002)
1922 (2002) (2008, 2009, 2012 reissues)
King Earl (2004)
Rooster (2005)
Backslider (2006)
Jubilee (2007)
Roustabout (2008)
When the Devil Goes Blind (2010)
Glory in the Meeting House (2010)
Keep Your Hands on the Plow (2011)
Barnswallow (2013)
Hollandale (2014)
Stumpjumper (2015)


Too Much Liquor, Not Enough Gasoline (2009)
Cheap Wine (2011)

Vinyl Releases

Worried Blues 7" b/w "Write Me A Few Lines" (End of the Road Records 2008)

Roustabout (Misplaced Music 2009)

When the Devil Goes Blind (Nero's Neptune Records 2010)

Where You Gonna Be (When the Good Lord Calls You Home)? 7" b/w "Stepback Cindy" (w/ The Black Twig Pickers) (Great Pop Supplement 2010)

EastMont Syrup (Thrill Jockey 2011)

Glory in the Meeting House (Klang 2011)

Criminals & Sinners (self-released 2011)

Keep Your Hands on the Plow (House of Mercy Recordings 2011)

King Earl (Chaperone Records 2012)

Barnswallow (self-released 2013)

What Do You Think About Jesus 7" b/w Dosh remix (Electric Fetus 2013)

Rooster (Chaperone Records 2013)

Last Night I Dreamed I Saw Paul Bunyan (Chaperone Records 2013)

Live at the Brewhouse (Brewhouse Records 2013)

Hollandale (Chaperone Records 2014)

Daytrotter session (Daytrotter 2014)

Ramblin' Bones Outlastin' You 7" (Chaperone Records 2014)

"Over the Red Cedar" b/w "Delia" (Red House Records 2015)

I Ain't Dead Yet (Red House Records 2016)


Who Killed Cock Robin? (2005)
"Who Killed Cock Robin?," "1917"

Red Hill (2010)
"What a Friend We Have in Jesus," "Just Like Today"

Underbelly: The Golden Mile (2010)
"God Moves on the Water"

Contributed instrumental soundtracks to the following documentaries: A Good Birth (2006), Pedal to the Midnight Sun (2006), and Lost Duluth (2012)

Guest appearances and collaborations

Down in the Valley: Barn Aid Benefit Concert (2001)

Weightless by Bill Isles (2001)
"Where Does the Ice Go?"

...The Size of Planets by Haley Bonar (2003)
"Drinking Again"

Desire by JoAnne James (2005)
"Waiting So Long"

Swamp Dog by Billy Southern (2007)
"Wagon Train"

Hobo Handshake by The Black Twig Pickers (2008)
"Last Kind Word Blues," "Train 45," "Twin Sisters"

Think Out Loud: Music Serving the Homeless In the Twin Cities (2010)
"Bethlehem," "Jerusalem"

EastMont Syrup with The Black Twig Pickers (2011)

Mississippi Roll by Jack Klatt and the Cat Singers (2012)
"Turn Your Money Green," "Rope Stretchin' Blues"

Apple in the Ocean by Mary Bue (2012)
"Little Bird"

Spirit of Minneapolis by 4onthefloor (2013)
"Hard Rain"

Ramblin' Bones Outlastin' You with Ben Weaver (2014)

Wouldn't Mind Working From Sun to Sun by Kyle Ollah (2016)
"Wouldn't Mind Working From Sun to Sun"

Libero by Pilote (2016)

Compilation contributions

"1922 Blues" (live) / Live at Beaners One Week (2002)

"Right Between the Eyes" / Iron Country (2003)

"Bullfrog Blues" / Green Fever (2003)

"Roses While I'm Living" (live) / Misplaced Pets (2004)

"Henry Lee," "Peg and Awl," "Spike Driver Blues," "My Name is John Johanna" (w/ Christian McShane) / Tribute to the Anothology of American Folk Music (2005)

"Pretty Polly" (w/ Christian McShane) / Keepsake Volume 2: Covers (2005)

"By and By, I’m Going to See the King" / Artists in Resonance Vol. II (2006)

"To a Scrapyard Bus Stop" / Rough Trade Shops: Singer Songwriter 1 (2006)

"King Earl" (live) / Beaner's Central - One Week Live IV (2006)

"Blind Willie McTell" / Duluth Does Dylan Revisited (2006)

"Green Rocky Road" (w/ Emily Parr) / Concert for Kateri (2006) and Treasure Chest (2007)

"Just Like Today" / Homegrown Rawk and/or Roll: Starfire's Mix (2007)

"Coffee's Gone Cold" / The Lot: Echolocations Disc 6.1 (2008)

"1922 Blues" (live) / Silage: Foreclosure & Eviction (2008)

"O Come All Ye Faithful" / The Best of the Midwest Christmas Jam (2008)

"Cheap Wine" / Headwater Blues: A Sampler (2009)

"Paul Bunyan's Fall" / Open Strings: Early Virtuoso Recordings From The Middle East, And New Responses (2009)

"I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground" (live) / Music in the Zoo Volume 5 (2009)

"This World Is Not My Home" (w/ Mike Gangloff) / Honest Strings: A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Jack Rose (2010)

"Wild Bill Jones" (live), "Cheap Wine" (live) / Old Stage Tapes (2010)

"I Dreamed I Saw Jesse James Last Night" (live) / Best of the First 1,000: Highlights from (2010)

"Cold Iron" / The Oak, Ash & Thorn Project (2011)

"Rabbit Box" / Minnesota Remembers Vic Chesnutt (2011)

"Where You Gonna Be (When the Good Lord Calls You Home)?" (live) / Local Current v.1 (2011)

"Highway 61 Revisited" (w/ The Black-Eyed Snakes) / Another Side of Duluth Does Dylan (2011)

"Rocky Raccoon" (w/ Nicholas Mrozinski) / Minnesota Beatle Project Volume 3 (2011)

"Gospel Plow" / American Buffalo (2012)

"Mastodon" / What's Kickin' Volume 5 (2012)

"Migrant Boxcar Train" / We Love to Be Free (2012)

"Temperance River Blues" (w/ The Murder of Crows) / Industry​.​Peace​.​Environment.1 (2013)

"Barnswallow" / Bird Songs (2013)

"Manifold" / While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records (2014)

"Over the Red Cedar" and "Jubilee" / The Latsch Sessions Vol. 1 (2014)

"This Old Building is Leanin'" / Voice: Songs for Those Who Are Silenced (2015)

"Otis Meets the Devil" / Devil Music (2016)

“Quinn the Eskimo” (w/ Devil’s Flying Machine) / Bringing it All Back to Duluth Does Dylan (2016)

"Slim Tall's Christmas on the Lam" / Christmas on the Lam and Other Songs From the Season (2016)