Songwriter and guitarist Charlie Parr, a Minnesota native, traveled to North Carolina to record his new studio album, Stumpjumper, with fellow musician Phil Cook. Released last month, it’s the first album Parr has written outside his home state, as well as the first to feature a full band. Red House Records describes Parr’s songs as “heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals that don’t strive for authenticity: They are authentic.” His songs are inspired by family members, the Bible, overheard conversations and places in his life — particularly the thriving music scene of Duluth, Minn. Charlie Parr performs at The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. $10 advance/$12 day of show. thegreyeagle.com. Photo by Peter Lee.
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