HollandaleI normally record with a set number of tunes, and I know them from start to finish. Here I started with a tuning, and maybe a couple of phrases, and then improvised the rest. I got into tight spots and worked my way out of them, and finished when I thought I was done.
Click HERE for Charlie's interview about Hollandale.
sprightly music featured on Hollandale
is driven forward by Parr's unique tunings on his Resonator and banjo,
as the masterful musician crafts evocative story-lines in his songs
even without singing a word." -
City Pages Gimme Noise
going to rave about
Charlie Parr's new Hollandale.
heard it? You should. All those other six-stringers you've been
spinning? Just put them aside for a bit and give your ears something a
bit...tangy-er....to chew on. This is something you need to let
yourself experience. Probably a bunch of times.
"It was not nice – it wasn’t like
the friendly, happy Paul Bunyon. It was really a bad thing. It was
scaring the crap out of me, and I was running through the woods trying
to find a place that I could hide from this menacing lumberjack. I had
told Alan about that dream, and it was on my mind when I was working
out that particular tune. It’s in this banjo-inspired tuning from
double C, you know, “C G C G C C”. It’s very drone-y. It’s more or less
thinking about that bad dream." -
Rochester Campus Times interview