Charlie Parr Premieres New Video “Peaceful Valley,” Stream the New Album Now

Charlie Parr has released new song “Peaceful Valley,” from his highly anticipated new album Dog. He told Bluegrass Situation that the song “existed as an instrumental junk-rag for a long time before the story came up. It’s a fantasy about those days when I just want to go back into my little room, close the door, have some coffee, and lie around listening to records. I’d make a really good recluse, if I stayed home more.”
NPR premiered the track’s lively, animated video, directed by Jake Huffcutt, calling Parr’s album “a heartfelt wander-through-an-alley of an album” and noting, “The Duluth, Minn.-based songwriter strikes one self-inflicted wound after another, examining his own mental health and others through an expertly-picked resonator guitar and lyrics that puncture the soul.” Dog is out this Friday, September 8 on Red House Records, but you can stream the album in full now at Folk Alley.
Over the course of a prolific career spanning 13 full-length albums, the Duluth virtuoso has earned a passionate following for his strikingly candid songwriting and raw stage presence. Dog is his most personal record to date, digging deeply into personal experiences with depression and the existential questions that weight it.
Charlie Parr is on tour throughout 2017. Highlights include an upcoming stop at Americana Festival inNashville, a headline set at Mercury Lounge in New York City and two nights at the Cedar Cultural Center in his home city, Minneapolis. For full tour dates, see below.
Charlie Parr Live:
9/07 | Duluth, MN – Sacred Heart Music Center w/ Dave Simonett
9/08 | Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
9/09 | Minot, ND – Leewok Festival
9/14 | Nashville, TN – Americana Festival / Family Wash (10PM)
9/15 | Mount Vernon, OH – Ohiolina Music Festival
9/16 | Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
9/17 | Newport, KY – Southgate House
9/22 | Nisswa, MN – Livewell Nightclub
9/23 | Winona, MN – Boats & Bluegrass Festival
9/27 | Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
9/28 | Rochester, NY – Abilene
9/29 | South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
9/30 | Portland, ME – Walking Windows Festival
10/01 | Truro, MA, – Truro Vineyards
10/02 | Cambridge, MA – Atwoods Tavern
10/04 | New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
10/05 | Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
10/07 | Milheim, PA – Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks
10/08 | Newburyport, MA – Firehouse Center for the Arts
10/09 | Northampton, MA – Parlour Room
10/11 | Washington, DC – Blackcat Backstage
10/12 | Roanoke, VA – 5 Points Music Sanctuary
10/13 | Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
10/16 | Knoxville, TN – Blue Plate Special
10/19 | Indianapolis, IN – The HiFi
10/21 | Chicago, IL – Schubas
10/27 | Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center
10/28 | Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center