SOLD OUT: Charlie Parr with Chicago Farmer

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 8:00pm

Seated show

Charlie Parr playing guitar

American roots hoicked out of the ground but not hosed down. (The Independent, UK)

Lots of blues musicians get the notes right. They play authentic chords and patterns on authentic instruments. They sound just like the old days, except they don't. Charlie Parr has somehow inhabited this music from the inside, letting it out in a way that's as natural as breathing -- and as vital. (Splendid Magazine)

Midwest country spirit with a wry worldly sense of humor (No Depression, on Chicago Farmer)

This is a working man’s singer/songwriter. The strident tones of his voice will make you sit up and listen. (Chicago Acoustic Underground, on Chicago Farmer)

Folk bluesman Charlie Parr is one of the hardest working musicians around, but here's your chance to hear him up close in a seated, all ages show at The Cedar, and enjoy his sound away from a noisy bar or festival crowd. Charlie releases his latest album Hollandale on Jan 28, so we're expecting a piece or two from the new album!

Charlie's Illinois compadre and kindred spirit Chicago Farmer opens the show.

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: SOLD OUT!
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
Charlie Parr
Many people play roots music, but few modern musicians live those roots like Minnesota’s Charlie Parr. Recording since the earliest days of the 21st century, Parr’s heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don’t strive for...
Chicago Farmer holding guitar
“Get me South, Mama get me North, Get me out of Backenforth,” Chicago Farmer sings on the title track of Backenforth, IL, released in January 2013. It’s the centerpiece of his sixth collection of Guthrie-inspired populist songs, as well as being...

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