Estate Bottled Blues

by Preacher Boy

Released 2016
Coast Road Records
Released 2016
Coast Road Records
Dark Folk-Blues meets Gothic Americana.
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“Melancholy, isolated, alternative folk-blues, bridging the gap between Townes Van Zandt, Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Skip James (if Skip James had a voice like Blind Willie McTell).” —Greg Lonesome, Host, Rock N’ Roll Manifesto

Rediscovered. Remastered. Released. Call it Preacher Boy’s lost album. It began with a vow—write and record a new song every day for … as long as possible. It ended 42 songs later in a Chicago hospital in the middle of …
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Country Blues

by Preacher Boy

Released 2016
Coast Road Records
Released 2016
Coast Road Records
Raw, powerful, foot-stomping interpretations of country blues classics as only Preacher Boy can deliver them. Accompanied solely by his 1936 National Resophonics, the Alt Blues pioneer pounds out songs by Bukka White, Blind Willie Johnson, and more.
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With one boot in the past and one square in the present, Preacher Boy delivers the country blues in his own inimitable fashion. The album was recorded over two nights in what was once the old Meadowood Lodge, hidden high and away in the redwood trees of the Santa Cruz Mountains. There were no overdubs or edits—what you hear is what was played. These eight songs stand as a rich (yet inevitably incomplete) representation …
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The National Blues

by Preacher Boy

Released 2016
Coast Road Records
Released 2016
Coast Road Records
New music from one of the first modern artists to be classified as "Alternative Blues." No overdubs, no edits. One voice, one National, one drum kit. Original Disruptive Country Blues.
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The National Blues is a raw distillation of the classic Preacher Boy sound. Recorded in a shed in the mountains high above Santa Cruz, California, the album has no edits, and no overdubs. Just one voice, one National, one drum kit. Zack Olsen on drums. Christopher "Preacher Boy" Watkins on vocals and National. Original Disruptive Country Blues.

The album features two Bonus Tracks: "Evil Blues" (based on a performance by Mance Lipscomb), and "Baby, Please …
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Demanding To Be Next

by Preacher Boy

Coast Road Records
Coast Road Records
Preacher Boy's first solo acoustic release; a rich mix of Folk, Country, and Delta Blues, Americana, and rootsy Singer-Songwriter material.
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“Demanding To Be Next demands attention instantly. On the tender opener "A Little Better When It Rains," Watkins blends fingerpicking and slide. His voice, a cross between those of Kelly Joe Phelps and Tom Waits, has an otherworldly quality that makes him sound like no one else and suits his quirky songs well. Flatpicked folk song "Whistleman" packs detailed, offbeat imagery that recalls Dylan's best. Its ominous feeling gets under your skin, setting you up …
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The Devil's Buttermilk

by Preacher Boy

Manifesto/WahTup/CoastRoad
Manifesto/WahTup/CoastRoad
An eclectic mix of acoustic and electric blues, folk, rock, country, rockabilly, and rootsy Americana.
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"From the sound of the hypnotic recurring riff that propels the album-opening "On and on It Goes," the listener is assured that The Devil's Buttermilk is not your typical blues album and that Preacher Boy is definitely not your usual Telecaster-toting modern bluesman. With a guttural black-cat moan to match any death metal howler, Preacher Boy (born Christopher Watkins) sermonizes at the alter of hard knocks, reading from the good book of Muddy Waters and …
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