Charlie Parr July 31, 2016
Longtime friend of the House of Mercy, Charlie tries to stop by when he’s in town and play a couple songs. We, at the Mercy, like him a lot, and have an open door policy with Mr. Parr.
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.
When the church started a record label years ago, Charlie was one of the first to share his music; the honesty in his playing and song-writing jive with what we’re about. For musical previews and interviews and whatnot, check out his website: www.charlieparr.com