Charlie Parr


“This is a tough one, since my life is arranged in such a way these days as to make it hard for me to spend much time anywhere for long. I love Winona though…”


8 am – 10 am: Coffee from Blooming Grounds Coffee House on 3rd Street downtown.

10 am – 12 pm: Walk or borrow a bike from my friend, Professor Tadie, and go around the lakes or at least walk the Levee a little bit.

12 pm – 2 pm: I always hit the amazing co-op for lunch and road supplies.

6 pm onwards: Play a show or take one in at Ed’s No Name Bar…Then just waiting patiently for Boats and Bluegrass to come again.


An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980’s in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13 recordings, 250 shows a year or more, 200,000 miles on a well broke in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights. Resonator fueled folk songs from Duluth Minnesota.

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