Preacher Boy | The National Blues

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Blind Willie Johnson Captain Beefheart John Hammond Jr.

Album Links
website Twitter Facebook YouTube

More Artists From
United States - California

Other Genres You Will Love
Blues: Delta Style Blues: Slide Guitar Blues Moods: Featuring Guitar
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

The National Blues

by Preacher Boy

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.
Genre: Blues: Delta Style
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd-rp in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Obituary Writer Blues
4:27 $0.99
2. Cornbread
4:59 $0.99
3. A Person's Mind
3:44 $0.99
4. Blister and a Bottle Cap
6:42 $0.99
5. My Car Walks on Water
4:45 $0.99
6. There Go John
4:45 $0.99
7. Setting Sun
3:45 $0.99
8. Seven's in the Middle, Son
4:43 $0.99
9. A Little More Evil
6:45 $0.99
10. Watered Down
3:20 $0.99
11. Down the Drain
4:57 $0.99
12. Evil Blues
3:35 $0.99
13. Baby, Please Don't Go
3:23 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
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.

Recorded and mixed with Jeremy Cross.

The album features two Bonus Tracks: "Evil Blues" (based on a performance by Mance Lipscomb), and "Baby, Please Don't Go" (based on a version by Bukka White).

Preacher Boy was one of the first modern artists to be classified as “Alternative Blues," and the label continues to apply. For almost a quarter of a century Preacher Boy has been both honoring and redefining the country blues tradition. From his debut release on Blind Pig Records (Preacher Boy and The Natural Blues, 1995) to his latest release (The National Blues, 2016), the core Preacher Boy sound has always drawn on powerful roots—--raw vocals that evoke comparisons to the likes of Blind Willie Johnson and Captain Beefheart, intense slide guitar on vintage National Resonators, and darkly poetic lyrics that draw on personal history and the rich lexicon of American Roots Music.



to write a review