«Dog» Album Release Tour
Charlie Parr at Boot & Saddle
with Driftwood Soldier
Thursday, October 5th
21+ | $12 Advance | $15 Day-of-Show | Doors 7:30PM | Music 8:30 PM
STREAM Charlie's New Record «Dog»
“I have a dog, her name is Ruby but I call her Ruben, and we go for these long, crazy, chaotic walks,” Parr says of the inspiration for the song. “I decided a long time ago that I get along really well with this dog, and I was taking her for walks, and she wanted to go this way, and I wanted to go that way. And then I thought, why are we going to go this way and not that way? Maybe I should be the one getting walked. Maybe I’ll learn something. So I follow the dog.”
Driftwood Soldier plays gutter-folk music, a proprietary blend of bitter ballads, fallen gospel, and thumping blue rants on mandolin, bass guitar, and assorted junk foot-percussion. It was 2013 when bassist Bobby Szafranski first lent his velvet touch to the back-handed poetry and full-throated ruckus of mandolin-wrestler Owen Lyman-Schmidt’s solo work. Since then the duo has been leapfrogging their way up and down the East Coast bringing their unlikely sound to bars, living rooms, roof tops, and back alleys.
Scavenger’s Joy, Driftwood Soldier’s 2015 debut, established that musical range for audiences everywhere, with two thirds of the songs receiving radio play on dozens of radio stations around the country including WFUV, WNCW, and WXPN, where Bruce Warren called the duo “a bluesy version of Nick Cave with a nod to Tom Waits.”
In early 2017, they followed the breadth of Scavenger’s Joy with the focused intensity of Blessings & Blasphemy, a concept EP exploring the tension between spirituality and dogma by reinterpreting gospel traditionals alongside anti-religious originals.
Recently returned from their first tour across the Atlantic, Driftwood Soldier is spending the rest of 2017 bringing both records and their liver-shaking live show to some of their favorite spots in the great Northeast. Don’t miss the chance to hear this new beast howl!
Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
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