Thursday, September 29, 2022

Charlie Parr-Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth, MN- 4/16/22

Charlie Parr
Sacred Heart Music Center
Duluth, MN
April 16th, 2022

This is a "Midwest Sounds" recording (MWS138)

Lineage: Audience Recording using SP-CMC-20 mics > Zoom H2 > SD Card > PC > Mastered in Adobe Audition > Track splitting using CD Wave Editor > Compressed to FLAC Level 8 using dBpoweramp > Tagged with MP3 Tag

-Feel free to re-master, share freely anywhere else, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, please support the artist by buying/streaming their music, buying a ticket to a show or buying merch.

More pictures here: Link

Humbird (Siri Undlin solo)

1. Intro
2. May
3. Fresh Water
4. Pharmakon
5. Lincoln, Nebraska
6. Summer Storm for Charlotte
7. ?
8. Quickest Way
9. Cornfields and Roadkill
10. Radiator
11. Pink Moon for John Prine
12. On the Day We Are Together Again

Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches between experimental folk and environmental Americana to embrace the unexpected. This music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house, it leaves breadcrumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars.

Charlie Parr

1. Intro
2. 817 Oakland Avenue
3. Everyday Opus
4. Falcon
5. Anaconda
6. 1922 Blues
7. Blues for Whitefish Lake, 1975
8. On Fading Away
9. Running, Jumping, Standing Still ("Spider" John Koerner cover)
10. Cheap Wine
11. They Whipped Him Up the Hill (Traditional cover)
12. Over the Red Cedar
13. On Stealing a Sailboat
14. Last of the Better Days Ahead
15. Sporting Life Blues (Brownie McGhee cover)
16. Jubilee
17. Old Dog Blue
18. Ain't No Grave (Brother Claude Ely cover)

Bluesman Charlie Parr is headed out on a European tour in May so before he goes Duluth wants to give him a big send off.

Charlie is touring behind his 14th studio album "Last of the Better Days Ahead" which includes stops all over the world. Over the years, Charlie has performed in legendary venues like Newport Folk Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Troubadour, and Bowery Ballroom. But he hasn’t moved to LA or Nashville; he’s stayed in the cold grey north of Duluth, Minnesota, because that’s his home.

Supporting this show will be Minneapolis singer/songwriter Humbird.

Good luck in Europe, Charlie! We'll be here when you get back!

Tapers notes: To say this recording is a disappointment would be an understatement. This was my first attempt with external mics, and unfortunately it didn't go well. The Humbird set worked fine, although a little distant, but the Charlie Parr set was another story. The first ten minutes or so went fine, but after that the left mic went dead, and the rest of the show was only recorded on the right mic. The best solution I could think of here was to copy the right channel and paste it to the left, creating basically a mono recording. The sound isn't great, and the mics were returned the next day. I did try a different pair of mics a few weeks later, but those ended up being damaged, so I took it as a sign to stop the external mic experiment (for now), and stick what works. I may try again down the road once I am in a better financial situation, but I am content with what I am getting with my internal mics. This was a great show, but unfortunately not a great recording. As always, listen to the sample provided and judge for yourself if it's worth the download.

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