With his critically acclaimed new album "Last of the Better Days Ahead", now available on LP, CD and digital formats, US folk legend Charlie Parr has announced a European tour in 2022, including an extensive series of UK and Irish dates.
Back in July of this year, US folk legend Charlie Parra Approved Last of the better days before us a compelling, compelling album by a relentless innovator that we have reviewed here. As mentioned in the review by David Pratt, the album also marked something emphatically new in addition to a change of label – “an intense focus on the word, with its poetic lyricism, offered the opportunity to shine, as it took a leading position ahead of the thrifty and Spartanen takes "music production, best explains the man himself."
“These songs feel more like poetry than songs to me, and I kind of left them free in that regard. The music serves these texts and not the other way around, as I normally organize songs. "
Over the course of his productive career with 13 full-length albums, the Duluth virtuoso has built a passionate following for his strikingly open songwriting and rough stage presence. It feels like it's been way too long since Charlie last played across the pond. The man has a large, devoted fan base outside of the US and a well-deserved reputation as one of the best roots musicians to see live, so don't miss this opportunity; he will be in the UK and Ireland in May 2022, see dates below.
CHARLIE PARR LIVE, MAY 2022
Wed 4 – Bristol – Exchange
Thu 5 – cork – Winthrop Avenue
Sa 7 – Dublin – sound house
Mon 8 – Belfast – The Domviertel Art Festival
Wed 10 – Glasgow – The happy café
Wed 11 – Newcastle Upon Tyne – The Cluny 2
Thu 12 – London – The Lexington
Sa 14 – Brighton – West Hill Hall
Sun 15 – Forest row – Hop farm
Tue 17 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Wed 18 – Sheffield – The promenade
Thu 19 – Manchester – Gullivers
Fri 20 – Birkenhead – Future courtyard
Sa 21 – Abergavenny – The chapel
Sun 22 – Norwich – Norwich arts center
Wed 25 – Utrecht – Tivoli Vredenburg (Netherlands)
Fri 27 – Breda – Mezz concerts dance (Netherlands)
Sa 28 – Rotterdam – Rotown Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Sun 29 – & # 39; t Geel – Café Pastis (Belgium)
Tickets are available tomorrow, October 22nd, from charlieparr.com/shows
Parr recently revealed a charming animated video for his latest single, "817 Oakland Avenue," directed by Seattle-based illustrator / animator Drew Christie.
Photo credit: Shelley Mosman