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Charlie Parr to kick off Grassroots Concerts season Sept. 22

Charlie Parr will kick off the fall Grassroots Concerts season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar in Nisswa, at the Journey Church.

Charlie Parr is set to play the first concert of the 2017 fall season for Grassroots Concerts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar in Nisswa.Submitted
Singer/songwriter Charlie Parr will kick off Nisswa's 2017 fall Grassroots Concerts series Friday, Sept. 22. Submitted Photo

Charlie Parr will kick off the fall Grassroots Concerts season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar in Nisswa, at the Journey Church.

Parr is a singular songwriter who has built a dedicated following for his haunting, topical songs and virtuosic picking. He knows about personal problems, having spent most of his years working with the homeless across northern Minnesota.

Lyrical observations from time spent with the less fortunate, coupled with Parr's life path, make for a deep well of stories poured into song. Day-in-the-life narratives exude a Midwestern sensibility and humility.

"Dog," his second full album for Red House Records of St. Paul, was released Sept. 8. Parr said the recording is about "folks trying to get along when the atmosphere around them makes it difficult." He was going through a hard time in his life when the album was being recorded. He overcame depression and reclaimed his lost soul through the creative process.

His debut appearance for Grassroots Concerts was in January 2007.

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For more about Parr go to www.charlieparr.com .

The rest of the fall concert season is as follows:

Oct. 13 - Rita Hosking ( www.ritahosking.com )

Oct. 27 - Jillian Rae ( www.jillianraemusic.com )

Nov. 17 - Actual Wolf ( www.redhouserecords.com/artists/actual-wolf )

Dec. 8 - Sally Barris ( www.sallybarris.com )

The Journey Church, 5459 County Road 18, is next to the school in Nisswa.

Concert general admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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This is the 30th year of the nonprofit, all-volunteer series that began in 1987. At each concert, nonperishable food and cash donations are welcomed, with donations delivered to local food shelves.

For more information, go to grassrootsconcerts.org or visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook.

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