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Welcome to Charlie's online store. We're not selling anything directly through the website right now but we've got links to everything that's available through Chaperone Records and House of Mercy Recordings. Albums are also available at Charlie's performances.

As a thank you foryour support over the years we'll be offering a free album download that will change every 3 months or so.
Current download: Criminals and Sinners (2002)
Limited time bonus download: Live at The Ark


Released 04.15
Details / Tracklisting

LP (inc. download) and CD:
Red House Records

Released: 01.14
Details / Tracklisting

CD /
digital download:
ramblin bones

Ramblin' Bones Outlastin' You
Released: 09.14
Details / Tracklisting

7" vinyl /
digital download:
Chaperone Records


Keep Your Hands on the Plow
Released: 12.11
Details / Tracklisting


Released: 01.03
Re-released: 08.12 Details / Tracklisting


Glory in the Meeting House
Released: 10.10
Re-released: 07.12 Details / Tracklisting



Released: 09.05
Re-released: 07.13 Details / Tracklisting

Digital download:
king earl

King Earl
Released: 03.04
Re-released: 11.12 Details / Tracklisting

CD /
digital download:

Live at the Brewhouse LP
Released: 12.13


Compilation albums
(Click on album covers to order through other websites)


"Often times in this, the venal snake pit that is the music industry, it's easy to feel like you're screaming into void, that no one's paying attention. So when we concocted the endeavor that became Toasting...., we were all alternately humbled, stoked and shocked at the speed, sonic breadth, ingenuity and diversity of artists who responded, and who, in some small way along our journey, found music we were involved with that resonated with them." - Rob Miller


Bird Songs is a companion CD to the Rev. Debbie Blue?s latest book Consider the Birds, A Provocative Guide to the Birds of the Bible. Featuring artists like Debbie?s church?s (House of Mercy) house band, the Blood Washed Band, the Roe Family Singers, John Hermanson (of Storyhill), Nashville?s Kate Campbell and folk-blues troubadour Charlie Parr, this Americana collection paints a compelling and provocative backdrop for Blue?s book.


"We are at a crossroads. A time when decisions about allowing sulfide mining in our region will have profound effects on vibrant communities, treasured wilderness areas, and the world's greatest lake. Now, as never before, artists from across the Arrowhead region come together to tell The Arrowhead Story and help direct its fate." - The Arrowhead Story


Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 3 is the new album in the critically acclaimed Minnesota Beatle Project series produced by Minnesota-based 501c3 charitable organization Vega Productions. The album features musicians born or based in Minnesota, including well known international touring bands: Tapes ?n Tapes, Cloud Cult, Charlie Parr, Motion City Soundtrack, Solid Gold and The Honeydogs, along with rising stars like the 4onthefloor, Dark Dark Dark and Red Pens.


Georgia's late songwriting hero Vic Chesnutt made a lot of friends in the Twin Cities music scene early in his career, going back to his debut at the Uptown Bar when Soul Asylum's Danny Murphy introduced him by brazenly telling the crowd to, ?shut up and listen?. Right up to the end, Chesnutt had a large contingent of fans among our songwriters-over-singers-loving scene. That much is proven by the impressive turnout for the much buzzed about compilation features Vic Chesnutt classics performed by Dan Wilson, Haley Bonar, Trampled by Turtles' Dave Simonett, Charlie Parr, Ben Weaver, Wendy Lewis, JoAnna James, Alpha Consumer, Luke Redfield and more. - Rock the Cause


This May 24th Dylan turns 70. The influence of northern Minnesota on his life and music, particularly in his early ears, is obvious and strong. He wrote poetry and songs about Duluth and Hibbing, and others that were influenced by being raised here. In recent years there has been a resurgence of northland intrest in his life and music. I've played many songs on my radio show Highway 61 Revisited that demonstrate his influence on the area, and the influence that Duluth and Hibbing had on him. His quote during a concert in Duluth on July 3rd, 1999 says it all: "I was born up on that hill there. I'm glad to see it's still there."
- John Bushey
host of KUMD's radio show "Highway 61 Revisited"


Each year we choose the best performances from your favorite artists, recorded live in The Current studios, and compile them into one amazing, limited-edition album. This recording features the best performances gathered from live broadcasts of The Local Show. - The Current


Honest Jon?s took a 20-song mix of classical string music -- performed by artists about whom we know nothing other than their names -- and circulated it to some of the most amazing modern purveyors of string music from the West. With no real provisions, Honest Jon?s simply asked the artists to listen to the disc and craft a musical response. Truly an experiment, the results are disparate, beautiful, and thought-provoking.
- Tiny Mix Tapes review


"Much like the rock from which that hill is formed, Bob Dylan's body of art (carved out over the last 45 years) has been a solid touchstone for us to mark the days and the decades. It's with pride that we keep his music in the air on radio, in "live" studio performances, and at concerts, clubs and bars. And as Bob Dylan turns 65 years (forever) young, it's with hometown pride that this record came together: With artists from Duluth paying tribute to our favorite native son and one of America's greatest living artists."
- John Bushey
host of KUMD's radio show "Highway 61 Revisited"


Spinout Records invited folks from the Cuyuna, Mesabi and Gogebic Iron Range areas to help record a new compilation called Iron Country. Over the past year, pickers and grinners from the region congregated at Sacred Heart Studio. Located in a de-sanctified cathedral in the iron-shipping hub of Duluth, inspiration was drawn from the studio's view of ships arriving and departing the oar docks that line the harbor on Lake Superior.

Download live shows and exclusive tracks on our Bandcamp page!

Satori download

Get On Board

"Get on Board" is featured in the Minnesota History Center's "Then Now Wow" exhibit. Click HERE for the lyrics.

Sample songs from Charlie's albums below: