Charlie Parr at the Cedar - SOLD OUT!!

Charlie Parr
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 8:00pm

KFAI proudly sponsors Charlie Parr at the Cedar Cultural Center on Saturday, February 21.

Many people play roots music, but few modern musicians live those roots like Duluth's Charlie Parr. Recording since the earliest days of the 21st century, Parr's heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don't strive for authenticity: They are authentic.

It's the music of a self-taught guitarist and banjo player who grew up without a TV but with his dad's recordings of America's musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly.

With his long scraggly hair, father time beard, thrift-store workingman's flannel and jeans, and emphatic, throaty voice, Parr looks and sounds like he would have fit right into Harry Smith's "Anthology of American Folk Music."

Fingerstyle guitarist and singer/songwriter Jeff Mitchell (Field Report) opens with a set of his stark, cut-to-the-bone music.

More information is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.

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