From his debut on Blind Pig Records (Preacher Boy and The Natural Blues, 1995) to his trio of 2016 releases (The National Blues, Country Blues, Estate Bottled Blues), the core Preacher Boy sound draws 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 draw comparisons to the likes of Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, and Tom Waits.
"The best cuts highlight his wonderful work on National Steel." —Rolling Stone
“Detailed, offbeat imagery that recalls Dylan's best.” —Blues Revue
“Think Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart, and throw in some Townes Van Zandt and Gillian Welch as well. —All-Music Guide
“Country blues that marry Nick Cave, Robert Johnson, Woody Guthrie and Tom Waits.” -Melody Maker
The UK's legendary MOJO magazine may have said it best when they wrote simply that:
"Preacher Boy is a songwriter of startling originality."