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She's in the Fog

The Westside Sheiks

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The Westside Sheiks are Jon Dryden and Preacher Boy.

Jon Dryden: acoustic piano Christopher "Preacher Boy" Watkins: guitar and voice

also featuring: Holly Martins: drums Anna Schmidt: bass Harry Lime: harmonica

art direction: Amy Marinelli cover photo: Amy Marinelli

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Recent Releases

See No Evil

Preacher Boy

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Hard-edge election-year Americana from Preacher Boy, who reunites with drummer Zack Kirk Olsen (The National Blues) for a 5-song folk-punk EP of "AltProtest" music.

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The Rumble Strip

Preacher Boy

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A genre-defying set of disruptive 21st-century Alt. Blues pairing old-school Americana ingredients with wicked trash-can drums, spooky organ, raw vocals, dark lyrics, and a hard-edged sonic soundscape.

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New Projects!

Black Rain

The Nob Hill Mariners

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Think of it as San Francisco’s answer to Lou Reed’s “New York.” Hyper-literate garage rock that comes from the head, hits you in the gut, and wears its heart on its sleeve.

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Acoustic Blues Summit

Little Jonny Lawton, Pete Madsen, Preacher Boy

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Acoustic Blues Summit represents the coming together of three musical artists who are each in their own unique ways committed to both preserving and advancing the acoustic blues tradition. Little Jonny Lawton, Pete Madsen, and Preacher Boy bring decades of experience to the musical table, with dozens of albums released, and thousands of tour miles behind them.

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In The River

RaIL

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Veteran Alt Blues/Americana troubadours Will Scott and Preacher Boy join together for a slide guitar-driven cover of The Call's epic 80s track "In The River."

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SINGLES

Got My Share

Preacher Boy

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Gritty Punk Blues. Alt Blues. Blues Rock. Disruptive Country Blues. 21st Century Blues.

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EXTENDED CATALOG

Estate Bottled Blues

Preacher Boy

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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

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Country Blues

Preacher Boy

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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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