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BLUES | Charlie Parr 

With his long hair, flannel shirt, and wire-rim glasses, you might mistake Charlie Parr for a throwback to the 1960's. But when he starts fingerpicking his 12-string acoustic or sliding up and down the fret board of his steel guitar, you realize he's a throwback to the 20's. Excavating treasures and singing originals, he's a roots player's roots player, channeling Leadbelly, Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie, and the other greats who once roamed the land.

Charlie Parr plays Thursday, September 28, at Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 8 p.m. $12-$15. 232-3230; abilenebarandlounge.com; charlieparr.com.

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