Charlie Parr (early all-ages patio show)
Three-hour set with Keith Martin
When it comes to the Delta blues, it's easy to get lost in a retroist mindset that overwhelms the immediate power of blues music in the present. Minneapolis-based songster Charlie Parr could well have been plucked out of a Harry Smith Anthology, but his songs are his own. He accompanies himself with National resonator guitars, 12-string guitars and gut-string banjos, informed by the stylings of influential pickers like Rev. Gary Davis and Dave Van Ronk. Tonight, he'll perform a special three-hour set on the patio of the Replay with support from Lawrence songwriter Keith Martin.