Three years ago, when I wrote about a Charlie Parr club appearance here, it was necessary to introduce him and his work to even those readers who followed acoustic Blues, Folk and Americana music.
Yes, the Minnesotan had recorded 11 albums that showed off his rugged voice, fine rustic songwriting and transcendent drone-like and locomotive-fast mastery of banjo and National steel guitar. But he and his small-label albums just weren’t well-known outside of his home base, and he seemed like a classic under-the-radar musician.
But times can change fast if you have the talent that Parr does. Read more in this week's Sound Advice.
See Charlie Parr with Casey Campbell Thursday at Washington Park Bandstand. More info: washingtonpark.org.