Prolific singer-songwriter and guitarist Charlie Parr will return to Montana for two shows in 2024, performing at The ELM in Bozeman on April 9th and The Wilma in Missoula on April 10th. He’ll be joined by folk band The Lowest Pair.
Charlie Parr stands as a true maestro of the folk and blues genres, consistently delivering authentic and heartfelt music. His distinctive style, marked by raw vocals and intricate fingerpicking, has firmly established him in the contemporary folk scene. With a career spanning over 15 albums and thousands of live concerts, Parr continues to enchant listeners with his original storytelling and musical mastery. To get a taste of his brilliance, check out tracks like “1922 Blues,” “Over the Red Cedar,” and “Cheap Wine.”
Just as his studio work leaves a lasting impression, Parr’s live performances are a raw and intimate experience that completely captivates the audience. Those who have witnessed his shows in Montana can attest to the unforgettable impact of his music. If you haven’t experienced Charlie Parr live, now’s your chance!
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, January 10th at 10:00am, and will be available at the Top Hat box office, The ELM box office, online or by phone at 1 (800) 653-8000. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.
About Charlie Parr
In the music of Charlie Parr, there is a sincere conviction and earnest drive to create. The Minnesota-born guitarist, songwriter, and interpreter of traditional music has released 19 albums over two decades and has been known to perform up to 275 shows a year. Parr is a folk troubadour in the truest sense: taking to the road between shows, writing and rewriting songs as he plays, fueled by a belief that music is eternal and cannot be claimed or adequately explained. The bluesman poet pulls closely from the sights and sounds around him, his lyrical craftsmanship built by his influences. The sounds from his working-class upbringing—including Folkways legends such as Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie—imbue Parr’s music with stylistic echoes of blues and folk icons of decades past. Parr sees himself merely as a continuer of a folk tradition: “I feel like I stand on a lot of big shoulders,” he said in an interview. “I hope that I’ve brought a little bit of myself to the music.” Continue reading..