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Preacher Boy

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Preacher Boy was one of the first artists to be classified as “Alternative Blues" and the label still applies.
Across 9 albums and counting, Preacher Boy both honors and redefines the country blues tradition through 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 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."

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