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Charlie Parr as Good as His Press

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Charlie Parr entertained a sizeable gathering for two very satisfying hours at Hogan Brothers Saturday night. He played both the steel guitar and banjo, showcasing traditional and original songs. If you closed your eyes, you might have thought that you were listening to Harry Smith's Anthology.

I was squeezed into a booth with a half dozen local musicians who were tapping their feet and slapping their thighs. It was a real treat to hear a talent like Charlie without having to make a long drive and we really appreciated Hogan Brothers for bringing something special to downtown Northfield.

One of my companions wondered when Hogan Brothers might bring Spider John Koerner to town. How about it?

For the Star Tribune article see: http://www.startribune.com/stories/457/5693050.html