Charlie Parr Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
If you are new to the blues stomp and heartbreaking ballads of Duluth country blues raconteur Charlie Parr then this is as good a place to start as any. It's a 2011 era compilation of all his best bits to date taken from a series of albums on a multitude of labels. No-one does this kind of lowdown storytelling blues and folk better than Charlie Parr yet it was Seasick Steve who got famous. Another of a million reasons why the world is an unfair place.
Charlie Parr’s first album featuring a full-on backing band, Stumpjumper’s got us all excited and digging up our 1930s Appalachian miners’ outfits. With his intense fingerpicking style and vocals reminiscent of a less strained Roscoe Holcomb, we're eager to discover how this guy will sound with an entire band.