Charlie Parr: An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980’s in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13 recordings, 250 shows a year or more, 200,000 miles on a well broke in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights. Resonator fueled folk songs from Duluth Minnesota.
Liz Draper is a classical and jazz-trained versatile bassist and composer. She has performed and toured internationally with such groups as the Grammy Award-nominated slow-core band Low, Grammy-nominated Iris Dement, Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, Soul Asylum, Smithsonian Folkways recording artist Charlie Parr and Righteous Babe artist Pieta Brown. A professional musician since age 16, Liz has performed in an astonishing array of musical genres and ensembles, from jazz and classical to folk, metal, improvisational, experimental, Balkan, and chamber strings.