Those who have been following Charlie Parr through his escapades of nonstop touring already know that the Duluth-based songwriter has a way of carving a path straight to the gut. On his newest record, Dog, he digs deeper and hits those nerves quicker than ever before. In quieter moments, Parr confronts hard issues head-on, using only an acoustic guitar or banjo to light the way, then ramps up to raucous, punk-tinged soundscapes that make you want to howl at the moon.
Joining Charlie on stage will be Wisconsin-born multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook. Now based in Durham, North Carolina, Cook is a member Hiss Golden Messenger and The Shouting Matches, and is a frequent collaborator of Justin Vernon, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Indigo Girls, Bruce Hornsby and more. Cook recently released the album “People are My Drug” with is band the Guitarheels.
Sunday, May 19