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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pick: Charlie Parr

Posted By on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:19 PM

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Charlie Parr

FOLK—With his long scraggly hair, father-time beard, thrift-store workingman’s flannel and jeans, and emphatic, throaty voice, Parr looks and sounds like the real deal. The Minnesota old-timer, with his three instruments—a banjo and two Nationals—draws his inspiration from growing up in cold Minnesota without a TV but instead with an arsenal of his dad’s recordings of America’s musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin’ Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. When it comes to American folk music, Parr is, by definition, authentic. 5 pm. Crow’s Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks.

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Lucille Ausman

Lucille Ausman is a (more-or-less) native Central Oregon currently interning at the Source while on break from Smith College, where she Smith's student newspaper The Sophian and works as an undergraduate research assistant for the Anthropology department as a STRIDE Scholar. Just like every other girl of her generation...
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