Preacher Keen | Heal Yourself (Or Die With The Blues)

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Heal Yourself (Or Die With The Blues)

by Preacher Keen

Preacher is back with a soulful helping of Texas blues, rhythm, & rock.
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Wild 4 U Baby
3:16 $0.99
2. The Joint Was Jumpin'
2:26 $0.99
3. Heal Yourself (Or Die With The Blues)
3:53 $0.99
4. Fast Love On The Boulevard
5:22 $0.99
5. Sting
3:32 $0.99
6. Hot Number
3:17 $0.99
7. All My Baby Left Me Was The Blues
3:08 $0.99
8. New Boots
2:47 $0.99
9. Lighten Up
3:50 $0.99
10. Sweet Sunday
3:59 $0.99
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Album Notes
Raised in oil country in West-Texas, Preacher Keen’s earliest musical influences
came from the church----not the traditional organist and choir kind but the all out, over-the-top,
hellfire and brimstone, emotionally charged hillbilly gospel kind served up in the fundamentalist
churches attended by Keen’s family. A trip with his mother to a black Baptist church for an
inter-denominational service when he was five years old exposed him to the soulful singing style
of another branch of the gospel tree, and it made an indelible impression. As a teenager he was
bombarded with the ubiquitous country and top forty that was played on the local radio stations
in Odessa, his hometown. A college friend in Lubbock turned him onto a record by Buddy Guy
and Junior Wells and he quickly developed a passion for the blues. The rock songs of his earlier
playing days quickly made way for more blues on the set list.

Keen moved from Lubbock to Ft.Worth and on to Austin searching for experience
and musical opportunity. In 1987 he began using Preacher as his performing name as a way of
acknowledging his musical heritage from the church, but clubs, not churches were his primary
venues. His new band, the Prodigal Sons fulfilled his dream of having a band that emphasized
classic blues and original material. His first recording, “20th Century Man”, recorded in Dallas,
was a roots rock record. The song “All Good Criminals” became a video and received
international exposure (especially the R rated version shown on the Playboy Channel!). The next
record, recorded in Austin was “Preachin the Blues”. It was primarily a blues record and it
generated more interest in the Texas born, blues-rockin, singer-songwriter. Now, with the new
record “Heal Yourself (Or Die with the Blues)”, Keen’s first three records have covered the
musical territory listed on his business card----blues, rhythm, and rock. Preacher Keen is busy
stirring the pot of musical influences with a new band and winning converts at every show----just
what you would expect of a soul man!



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Preacher Keen and Heal yourself
Pure musical genius , visionary (imagery) poetry, life experience, fantastic music, all in one blues package. I can't do that even in my dreams. Tango Yankee

Frank Hueser

Preacher Keen is not a real Bluesman but a songwriter with a strong attitude to the Blues. His outstanding songs are "Heal yourself" and "Fast Love on the Boulevard". I love them. I'm looking forward to his next record and hope he'll place a bit more rockin' guitars to give the songs a special strengh. Keep on Preacher.

Cheryl Kensing

Loved it!
Perfect blend of moods - loved the imagery of the lyrics!