Dog, is Parr’s most personal record yet. Its an album that focuses on emotional issues, issues of mental health and the existential examinations of life, the soul, and the purpose of life and living. Originally, Charlie had planned to record these songs stripped down and alone but at the urging of a friend, he ended up asking his most trusted collaborators to play on the record. Experimental folk artist Jeff Mitchell, percussionist Mikkel Beckman, harmonica player Dave Hundreiser, and bassist Liz Draper, who traded her typical upright bass in for an electric at Charlie’s request, found an instant chemistry in the studio, capturing some of the tracks on the first take.
Charlie Parr is on tour throughout 2017. Highlights include two nights at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, MN and multiple festival stops including Magic City Blues Festival in Billings, Sweet Pea Festival in Bozeman, Whispering Beard Folk Festival in Cincinnati and Bristol Rhythm and Roots in Tennessee. For full tour dates see below.