Voodoo Belfast & Strange Victory Presents: Charlie Parr
Voodoo Belfast • Friday 26 August 2016 • Free Show
Charlie Parr is a roots musician like no other today. The Minnesota native has built a frenzied following of fans around the world with his energetic performances and 12 records. On his 13th album and Red House Records debut, Stumpjumper, Charlie showcases his blistering finger-picking as he switches between acoustic guitar, dobro and banjo – and keening, cut-through-the-crowd vocals that resonate with a conviction that runs deep and true.
It’s the music of a self-taught guitarist and banjo player who grew up with his dad’s recordings of America’s musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightning Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Ledbelly. His heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don’t strive for authenticity: they are authentic.
This intimate sit down show in Voodoo Belfast is a rare opportunity to experience a true one-of-a-kind, one-man operation on the road.
Opening for Charlie will be Belfast Musician and host of Voodoo’s open mic Wednesdays, Aaron Orr, or Howlin’ Hank to his friends and a purveyor of blues and country to all.