Charlie Parr has shared a new video for “817 Oakland Avenue,” a standout from his recent Smithsonian Folkways debut Last of the Better Days Ahead. The dazzling animated clip was directed by Drew Christie, and features ever-evolving splashes of color that morph into the poetic imagery Parr sings about in the song. He sings of gratitude for friendship and community, and urges the listener to spread our love around – “It’s got to be all given away, so we can all feel the heat of its rays,” he sings.
Finger Picking Good on the farm last night! Charlie Parr made is inaugural appearance at Ravensdale Farm to a very enthusiastic sold out socially distanced crowd. When you combine authenticity, sincerity and imagination I think that best describes Charlie. Then you throw in the fact that he can flat out pick and play slide guitar along with it and that is when the magic happens.