Hollandale

by Charlie Parr

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Hollandale is an all instrumental record of 5 songs featuring mostly 12-string with a bit of National resonator and a banjo improv based on "Barnswallow." The songs are all improvised around 5 different open tunings and are enhanced by the electric guitar of Alan Sparhawk, who also produced the album. I've always wanted to do a record like this, I've always been real chicken to do it until Alan encouraged me and gave me an opportunity to sit in the house he was renovating and just play whatever I felt. The songs will never come out that way again, but that's alright, they'll come out some other way and that's what I love about this style of music. No one gets hurt, all the air you moved while playing this music just goes back to where it was when yr done.

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"Charlie Parr has set the bar of creativity and originality that all folk, blues, and country musicians will be measured against throughout 2014 and beyond, and did what every musician would love to do 12 releases into their musical journey: make an impact larger than themselves." - Saving Country Music

"The guitar is simply a pen, crafting wordless, primal tales of journey and the validity of man. This is the sound that defines solitude as a savage desire, the absolute and necessary drive to step the rope and continue onward." - Scene Magazine

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released January 23, 2014

Charlie Parr : Acoustic and Resonator guitars
Alan Sparhawk : Electric guitars
Recorded and produced by Alan Sparhawk
Mixed by Tom Herbers

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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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