Duluth, MN-based singer songwriter Charlie Parr has confirmed two shows in Montana this fall — the first at the Top Hat in Missoula on December 17th and the second at the Rialto in Bozeman on December 18th.
Nearly fifteen albums later, Charlie Parr continues to deliver honest and heartfelt stories through his mesmerizing blend of folk and blues. His forthcoming album, appropriately named, CHARLIE PARR, is a reflection on himself and his career up to this point. Recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Canon Falls, MN, the album is a collection of new songs and new studio versions of classics/audience favorites from throughout his career and will be released September 27 on Red House Records.
The new album is a musical reckoning that came after a freak accident less than a year ago that forced him to relearn how to play guitar, causing him to take stock of the songs he’s written over his lifetime. The accident on August 3, 2018 could have put an end to Parr’s career. While skateboarding with his daughter along Lake Superior, he hit pavement. His right shoulder was busted into pieces and his ability to play guitar on stage again was suddenly in question. But, when playing the guitar is intertwined with who you are, not playing really isn’t an option.
“It’s the defining thing in my life,” Parr says. “When you think about yourself, you think, ‘That’s what I am. I’m the guy that plays guitar.’ So what happens when that gets stripped out? If there’s any way you can keep doing it, you’re going to keep on.” And so he has.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 16th at 10AM. Complete details can be found in each of the event pages below.