A perfect match: Charlie Parr and JD Wilkes embark on double-headed tour23-08-2019
28/08: Glasgow, UK - CCA
29/08: York, UK - The Crescent
30/08: Dorset, UK - End Of The Road
31/08: Abergavenny, UK - The Chapel
01/09: Birmingham, UK - Moseley Folk & Arts
02/09: Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
03/09: Chester, UK - St Marys Creative Space
04/09: London, UK - The Lexington
05/09: Lewes, UK - The Con Club
07/09: Deventer, NL - Burgerweeshuis
08/09: Asten, NL - Misty Fields
09/09: Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
10/09: Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn
11/09: Zürich, CH - El Lokal
12/09: Orléans, FR - Blue Devils
13/09: Bienne, CH - Nebia Poche
14/09: Klaaswaal, NL - Café de Snabbelaar
15/09: Groningen, NL - Vera
Charlie Parr is the eponymous new album by the Minnesota-based folk blues artist the same name. The album is a collection of new songs and new studio versions of classics/audience favorites from throughout Charlie Parr’s career and will be released August 30 on Red House Records. It features Charlie’s trademark resonator guitar and 12-string. The album is an honest and raw recording of Charlie reflecting on himself and his career up to this point. It’s a musical reckoning that came after a freak accident less than a year ago that forced him to relearn how to play guitar, causing him to take stock of the songs he’s written over his lifetime. Charlie Parr is a stunning folk record that will surely stand the test of time, just like the man himself.
J.D. Wilkes' new release Will I See You One Day in God's Glory Land? is already out. The album is a collection of traditional old time mountain bluegrass songs featuring J.D. Wilkes on harp, banjo and vocals. The vinyl album is well worth having in your hand to read the allegorical description on the back of those songs arising from the Appalachian hills of Kentucky. Wilkes is known as a chronicler of historical stories and this album is a testament to that as well as it is to his own talents.
Wilkes is the energetic frontman of the Legendary Shack Shakers, but this album reveals another stylistic facet of him: it’s every bit as dynamically focused musically but there is more of an intangible sense of vulnerability on display in this album’s fourteen songs.