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Criminals and Sinners

by Charlie Parr

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Lowdown 02:25
Eli Green 03:30
Annie Melton 03:53


Criminals & Sinners is a collection of seven original and two traditional tunes that was recorded in November of 2001 by Mark Lindquist of Shaky Ray Records. Features Mikkel Beckmen, washboard and percussion and Lee Johnson, harmonica, guitar, percussion, and nose flute.

"Criminals and Sinners is a certified, 100% rock solid humdinger of a gem, those of a certain disposition and a welcoming understanding of traditional folk, mountain music and the delta blues will simply crumble with thanks to whoever up there that out there in the mad world someone still plays like this." - Losing Today

"The tin can recording only adds to the purity of this hootinanny whoopass album. I think it's the punkest thing I ever heard." - Haley Bonar, Dusted Magazine


released January 3, 2002

Charlie Parr: guitar, national steel guitar, vocals
Mikkel Beckmen: percussion on 1, 2, 5, & 6
Lee Johnson : percussion on 3 & 9; harmonica on 4 & 7; guitar on 8; nose flute on 9

All songs by Charlie Parr except tracks 7 & 9 trad. arr. Parr


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Charlie Parr Duluth, Minnesota

"Parr is scruffy and uncomfortable looking, with a longish beard and balding head. He dropped out of high school in the 1980s, but he looks older than that. He's pathologically deadpan in his delivery of in between song banter. The crowd really enjoyed his depressingly hilarious dead cat story. He never smiles." - Lucy Steigerwald

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