This type of music takes me back to childhood. We listened to a lot of classical as well as rock, but folk music was always intertwined in there. My mom used to play folk music on the guitar, singing in Harvard Square her junior year of high school, so it’s in my blood in a way.

There’s something in folk music, too, a simplicity that cuts right to what matters. Especially in this recording, Parr gets to the very root of life in America, and I love the fullness of his sound on the 12-string acoustic. His picking is pretty incredible, a perfect accompaniment to his down-to-earth voice and lyrics.

Red Cedar Grows and Red Cedar Flows
Long after you’re gone…
It’s outlasting you.