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Charlie Parr At Higher Ground

Read "Charlie Parr At Higher Ground" reviewed by Doug Collette

Charlie Parr Higher Ground Showcase Lounge South Burlington, VT October 3, 2019 Assuming the stage alone and without any introduction, beginning almost surreptitiously with “CC Rider," Charlie Parr quieted the noisy crowd in this venue's smaller room within roughly sixty seconds. He faced similar challenges throughout his roughly ninety-minutes in a Showcase Lounge filled with Thursday night early weekend rabble, but the Minnesota bluesman acquitted himself in high style before the evening was through. ...

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Charlie Parr: Charlie Parr

Read "Charlie Parr" reviewed by Doug Collette

Charlie Parr's latest album deserves its eponymous designation. After surviving and rehabbing in the wake of an injury so serious it threatened his musical career, the hardy bluesman decided to record some tracks previously-issued material alongside some newly-written songs. The resulting collection of eleven pieces simultaneously completes one circle and begins another. Jeff Mitchell's cover art for Charlie Parr suggests the timeless quality of the music behind it, as do the inside photos of the Pachyderm Studios where ...

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Charlie Parr At Higher Ground

Read "Charlie Parr At Higher Ground" reviewed by Doug Collette

Charlie Parr Higher Ground, Showcase Lounge South Burlington, VT July 27, 2018 Charlie Parr was downright dazzling in Higher Ground's Showcase Lounge Friday July 27. And if that seems hyperbole given his somewhat subdued concert in the same room last autumn, it probably shouldn't: with some eight more months of touring in his mini-van, the deceptively bedraggled looking bluesman has transcended the level of earnest disciple of the genre who was mesmerized (and mesmerizing) through ...


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