Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr

Eastern Mountain Time

Fri, Jul 27, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:19 pm)

Showcase Lounge

$12 advance | $15 day of show

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Charlie Parr
Charlie Parr
Easily confused and very shy, Charlie Parr has been traveling around performing his Resonator-fueled folk songs ever since leaving Austin, Minnesota in the 1980s in search of Spider John Koerner–whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and transformed him into the force of nature known to fans today. Those who have been following Charlie Parr through his escapades of nonstop touring already know that the Duluth-based songwriter has a way of carving a path straight to the gut. On his newest record, Dog, he digs deeper and hits those nerves quicker than ever before. In quieter moments, Parr confronts hard issues head-on, using only an acoustic guitar or banjo to light the way, then ramps up to raucous, punk-tinged soundscapes that make you want to howl at the moon.
Eastern Mountain Time
In August of 2016 Eastern Mountain Time went into the barn/studio to start working on the songs for their follow up to 2015’s self-titled album, Eastern Mountain Time (released on Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s burst & bloom records). The goal was to craft a song cycle that would serve as a nod to both golden country and northern New England’s green mountains. In the year leading up to these sessions Sean Hood (guitar & vocals), Danny LeFrancois (drums & vocals), and Jason Pappas (bass) played countless - eh, you could probably count ‘em - Eastern Mountain Time shows throughout Vermont and the northeast, crafting and living inside of the songs that would come to make up the bulk of Mountain Country. In order to make a real-deal country album, the band enlisted Paper Castles’ Brennan Mangan to play pedal steel guitar, piano, and organ. It immediately became clear during recording that Mangan’s vision and skill would pair beautifully with the band’s musical sensibilities and he has since become a steady member of the EMT live band.
Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/