Charlie Parr performs live at the Minnesota State Fair

Charlie Parr performs "1922 Blues" off his 2008 album '1922' live at the MPR booth at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. (MPR)
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  • Charlie Parr - Empty Out Your Pockets (Live at the Minnesota State Fair) 03:30
  • Charlie Parr - New Funeral Road Blues (Live at the Minnesota State Fair) 03:22
  • Charlie Parr - 1922 (Live at the Minnesota State Fair) 02:49

What a year it's been for Charlie Parr. Back in April the Duluth-based folk musician released his first album on the St. Paul Grammy-winning Red House Records, broadening Parr's fan base far beyond greater Minnesota.

Parr went back to his roots and performed live at the Great Minnesota Get-Together playing songs—new, unreleased and old—at the MPR booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson during Mark Wheat's first live broadcast from the 2015 Minnesota State Fair.

Mark Wheat broadcasts live from the 2015 Minnesota State Fair each weekday from 3-7 p.m. Check Minnesota Public Radio's live performance schedule for the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Songs Performed

"Empty Out Your Pockets"
"The New Funeral Road Blues"
"1922 Blues"

"Empty Out Your Pockets" is off Charlie Parr's latest album, Stumpjumper; "1922 Blues" is off 2008's 1922; "The New Funeral Road Blues" is an unreleased song.

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    Charlie Parr performing live from the MPR Booth at the Minnesota State Fair (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Charlie Parr performing live from the MPR Booth at the Minnesota State Fair (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Charlie Parr performing live from the MPR Booth at the Minnesota State Fair (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Charlie Parr outside the MPR Booth at the Minnesota State Fair (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Charlie Parr performing live from the MPR Booth at the Minnesota State Fair (MPR / Nate Ryan)