Riding the Highline is a short
documentary film about poet brothers Kai and Anders Carlson-Wee hopping
trains across the country. The soundtrack features music by Charlie
Parr, Almeda Riddle, Abner Jay, Sleep, Charles Osgood, and Bascom
documentary about Charlie produced by French filmmakers
Francois-Xavier Dubois, Charles
Dubois, Julien Bertrand, and Nicolas Reverchon. The film premiered at
le Sentier des Halles in May 2013 and has been shown at the The Duluth
Superior Film Festival, Mile of Music Festival, and Sound
Unseen. Chaperone Records released a limited edition LP soundtrack to
Dreamed I Saw Paul Bunyan Last Night.
Watch Lost Duluth,
documentary with an original soundtrack by Charlie that aired on
WDSE•WRPT based on the book "Lost Duluth" by Tony Dierckins
& Maryanne C. Norton.
Wolf Heart Blacksmithing in Duluth
put together this video that includes a new recording of "Cheap Wine"
with Lane Prekker on percussion.
"After a winter of correspondence
over essential gear, food, and expectations for the summer’s
expedition, J.J. Kelley and Josh Thomas embark for the arctic. Their
plan is to follow the Alaska Pipeline to its source, as far north as
the US Highway system will take them. The spirited story features the
wildlife, wild people, and oddities of the isolated northwest state.
The fellows share a 20th century resonance philosophy of throwing all
your possessions together and make off with a grand adventure." www.dudesonmedia.com
Be sure to check out this
brilliant concept film by director Lance
Lindahl, Big Highway, featuring live performances
of "I Wish I Was in
Heaven Sitting Down" and "Where You Gonna Be (When the Good Lord Calls
"I have been a fan of Charlie for sometime thanks to Jon Oelke our music supervisor. I have spent as many hours as anybody, listening to his music alone, drunk, and content. He has been a hero to me and an artist that I can only take from, though I wish I could give back. I still can't believe we had the chance to work with him and how amazing it was. I know that his music will stand the test of time and will outlast me and my frailties. My whole reason for wanting to make Big Highway is to see the images I have in my mind meshed with the music that I have in my head. I will forever get to say I drove Charlie's mini van (moved it for snow plow parking in Eau Claire) and got to meet an icon. Makes me have to go listen to his music now." - Lance Lindahl
Visit Big Highway's Facebook page for more information and updates.
Kyle Rosfeld makes boots using
techniques developed in the early 1900's. Learn about the history of
cowboy boots in this documentary directed by Tara Young for Etsy with
music by Steve Gunn and Charlie Parr.
Charlie contributed several songs to the Red Hill soundtrack, an Australian Western released in 2010. He recorded some incidental music for the film and, at the request of the filmmakers, wrote an original country song for a scene. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Just Like Today" also appear in the film and on the commercially released soundtrack.