For our first episode of 2013, coincidentally our 13th-ever edition of the podcast, host Brian Beatty interviews blues man Charlie Parr about storytelling through music.
January 17, 2013

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ABOUT THE PODCAST: You Are Hear is a literary podcast production of Each monthly edition will feature new, original work by a Minnesota writer or two. The show is available on our site, of course, but also's Audioboo page (for ease of sharing and downloading). Stories, poems, humor pieces, spoken word performances and whatever else talented folks can do with nouns and verbs - all presented in downloadable audio form for you to enjoy when and where you choose. It's like a dozen free little books to put in your ears.

ABOUT THE HOST: Brian Beatty has published his jokes, poems and short stories in a variety of print and online publications. He's performed comedy all over the Twin Cities. Brian's humor chapbook DUCK! was published in 2009.  



Duluth-based country blues singer-songwriter Charlie Parr grew up in Austin, Minnesota. When not at home with his family or gigging somewhere around the state, Charlie tours nationally and internationally. His latest album, his eleventh, is titled Barnswallow. Many of Charlie's albums are available on old-fashioned CDs and vinyl records at


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