Shades of Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly style picking at times, even Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, jump out and grab the attention, while his banjo-work is also sure-fired and sparkling. Parr is without doubt a wonderfully talented guitar picker and at times the sheer speed of delivery is near breathtaking.
The album, Stumpjumper, marks the first time Parr has recorded a solo record with the support of a band. Charlie Parr is a roots musician like no other today. The Minnesota musician has built a frenzied following of fans around the world with his energetic performances and 12 records.