Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, John Hurt,Sonny Terry and Brownie Mcghee


band members

Captain Bluetongue - Vocals, Harmonicas and Mountain Dulcimer. Brother John - Vocals, Guitars and Banjo.


Influences

Indian Classical Music, Apalachian folk music, Ragtime, Gospel, Pre war country and delta blues


Website

www.bluespreachers.com

Bio

The Blues Preachers will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940. Their music paints a landscape of pre-war struggle and determination with sounds reminiscent of the Deep South. The Blues Preachers perform a fusion of good old blues, rags, gospel and hillbilly folk. Driving finger-style and slide-guitar combined with tasteful harmonica and old-school vocal harmonies create a traditional sound that will have you on the edge of your seats. Their award winning original songs are about the big issues of today: addiction, greed, relationships, global warming, materialism, life and death and the search for truth and meaning in the great age of misinformation.

"The Blues Preachers record, Dry Long So, is one of the best blues records of the
decade." Samuel Fell / Rhythms Magazine.

Awards


The Blues Preachers received Top 5 Nominations for 2 songs In "The Independent Music Awards"
with internationally recognised recording artsists as judges including : Tom Waits, Ozzy Osbourne, Suzanne Vega, Charlie Musselwhite, Judy Collins and Benji and Joel Madden.
Judges Link:

Top 5 nomination Acoustic Music Section for "The Free Train Agreement"
http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/10th/song

Top 5 nomination Sing Out For Social Action category for "Divine Justice Coming Down"
http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/9th/Song/Social-Action


Blues Preachers Interview:

http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/artist/the-blues-preachers

"Divine Justice Coming Down" chosen by Yoko Ono as runner-up in the John Lennon 70th birthday anniversary song contest
http://jlsc.com/lennon_songs.php


"The Free Train Agreement"
was selected to be on a Canadian compilation released in May 2011 called “Protest Songs For A Better World”

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/protestsongsforabetter

Both songs appear on the highly regarded Blues Preachers CD : "Dead Catz Can Bounce"
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/dead-catz-can-bounce/id367229720


Spotify Playlist

The Blues Preachers version of “Pay Day” has been listed on a Spotify Playlist “Acoustic Blues” which has over 153,000 followers https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/0BTnoKdfv5Y60EK5o5bGaq
It Sits in great company along with Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Eric Clapton, Corey Harris, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev Garry Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Stevie Ray Vaughan & James Cotton. It is currently running at 50,000 plays per week.

Review

FruitDoll

15 May 2012

30

I'm by no means a blues connoisseur, but this is quite nice. It feels like something my grandpa would love, and I would listen to with him, curled up with a book in front of the wood-fire stove. It really does take you to a lovely. warm, country place. An aural bittersweet cuddle, albeit a little bit long.

I'm by no means a blues connoisseur, but this is quite nice. It feels like something my grandpa would love, and I would listen to with him, curled up with a book in front of the wood-fire stove. It really does take you to a lovely. warm, country place. An aural bittersweet cuddle, albeit a little bit long.

Review

Jodi French

31 Jul 2012

40

Wow, what a gritty blues voice. Great sound.

Wow, what a gritty blues voice. Great sound.

Review

dulce

03 May 2009

50

Great slide guitar playing and harmonies in chorus. Seems to have a didge droning away in the background. Angry song ... heavily down on the banks .... awesome.

Great slide guitar playing and harmonies in chorus. Seems to have a didge droning away in the background. Angry song ... heavily down on the banks .... awesome.