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Preacher Boy

Preacher Boy was one of the first modern artists to be classified as “Alternative Blues," and the label continues to apply. For almost a quarter of a century -- and across nine albums and counting -- Preacher Boy has been both honoring and redefining the country blues tradition through his darkly poetic lyrics, the unmistakeable sound of his National Resophonic slide guitar work, and the raw urgency of his ragged baritone voice. From his debut release on Blind Pig Records (Preacher Boy and The Natural Blues, 1995) to his 2016 releases, Country Blues and The National Blue ...read more

Preacher Boy was one of the first modern artists to be classified as “Alternative Blues," and the label continues to apply. For almost a quarter of a century -- and across nine albums and counting -- Preacher Boy has been both honoring and redefining the country blues tradition through his darkly poetic lyrics, the unmistakeable sound of his National Resophonic slide guitar work, and the raw urgency of his ragged baritone voice. From his debut release on Blind Pig Records (Preacher Boy and The Natural Blues, 1995) to his 2016 releases, Country Blues and The National Blues (Coast Road Records, 2016), the core Preacher Boy sound has always drawn on powerful roots -- vocals that call to mind Blind Willie Johnson and Captain Beefheart, slide guitar and fingerpicking styles that channel the rhythms of Bukka White and the bounce of Mississippi John Hurt, and richly crafted lyrics that have drawn comparisons to the likes of Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, and Tom Waits.

With the release of Estate Bottled Blues on December 25th, 2016, Preacher Boy added a remarkable page to his musical legacy. The 16-song release is Preacher Boy's "lost album" found -- the result of a marathon writing & recording session that produced some of the most emotional, layered, and powerful songs in the Preacher Boy canon.

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Similar Bands: Dave Isaacs, Townes Van Zandt, Blind Willie Johnson, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

Estate Bottled Blues
2016

Country Blues
2016

The National Blues
2016

Demanding To Be Next
2004

3.5
2 Votes
The Devil's Buttermilk
2000

Gutters and Pews
1996

Preacher Boy & The Natural Blues
1995

3.5
1 Votes

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