Live at the Amsterdam: Charlie Parr, Frankie Lee, Hobo Nephews

Charlie Parr

Many people play roots music, but few modern musicians live those roots like Minnesota's Charlie Parr. Recording since the earliest days of the 21st century, Parr's heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don't strive for authenticity: They are authentic. It's the music of a self-taught guitarist and banjo player who grew up without a TV but with his dad's recordings of America's musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. With his long scraggly hair, father-time beard, thrift-store workingman's flannel and jeans, and emphatic, throaty voice, Parr looks and sounds like he would have fit right into Harry Smith's "Anthology of American Folk Music."

Frankie Lee

“Lee is a lifelong musician—he estimates he wrote his first song when he was 17, and has composed hundreds since—and has supported songwriters like Molly Maher, Erik Koskinen, and Tim O’Reagan as a guitarist and bassist. This year, he finally released his own collection of five alt-country songs on his excellent debut EP, Middle West. After spending time living in Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles, Lee returned to the Cities in 2010 and soon after connected with drummer JT Bates, who encouraged him to finally release some of his songs. Together, Lee and Bates rounded up an impressive cast of musicians to record his debut: guitarists Jake Hanson, Jeremy Ylvisaker, and Koskinen all contributed to the record, along with Michael Lewis on bass, Ryan Young on fiddle, Jeremy Hanson on drums and Haley Bonar on backing vocals.” - Andrea Swensson, The Current Blog

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank

“The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank is a band comprised of two brothers, Teague and Ian Thomas Alexy, who started the group just because they enjoyed playing music and hanging out. They classify themselves as an American folk blues duo, however, they made a moniker for themselves called “dirty folk n roll” and they believe that encompasses their style. They are both songwriters and write a great variety across the genres. The group is inspired by “simplicity and longevity.” -Amanda Kvam, Duluth-Superior Magazine

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Live at the Amsterdam: Charlie Parr, Frankie Lee, Hobo Nephews

Sunday, November 17 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Amsterdam Bar and Hall