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WATCH: Charlie Parr, “Last of the Better Days Ahead”

Aug 5, 2021

WATCH: Charlie Parr,

Artist: Charlie Parr
Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota
Song: “Last of the Better Days Ahead”
Album: Last of the Better Days Ahead
Release Date: July 30, 2021
Label: Smithsonian Folkways

In Their Words:Last of the Better Days Ahead is a way for me to refer to the times I’m living in. I’m getting on in years, experiencing a shift in perspective that was once described by my mom as ‘a time when we turn from gazing into the future to gazing back at the past, as if we’re adrift in the current, slowly turning around.’ Some songs came from meditations on the fact that the portion of our brain devoted to memory is also the portion responsible for imagination, and what that entails for the collected experiences that we refer to as our lives. Other songs are cultivated primarily from the imagination, but also contain memories of what may be a real landscape, or at least one inspired by vivid dreaming.” — Charlie Parr


Photo credit: Shelly Mosman

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