March 21, 2011
Now all you people of every nation there’s a train comin’ to your station You don‘t need no luggage & you don’t need to pack You don’t need a ticket to ride on this track GET ON BOARD THE FREE TRAIN with THE BLUES PREACHERS:-
Chosen by YOKO ONO as runner-up in the recent JOHN LENNON 70th. birthday anniversary song contest and twice nominated in the Independent Music Awards for: ‘Divine Justice Coming Down’ and ‘The Free Train Agreement’ from their highly acclaimed album: ‘DEAD CATZ CAN BOUNCE’ www.onlybluesmusic.com
The Boys Are BACK ON TRACK with their Song Remedies For An Ailing Planet Tour
You Can Catch Them Thursday 5th. May at The Vanguard Newtown.
Jesse Morris and The Three Beans
Doors open 7 pm … $15
November 16, 2010
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an internationally renowned songwriting contest that is currently celebrating its 14th anniversary of providing opportunities for amateur and professional songwriters alike. Participants may enter as many songs as they like in any of 12 musical categories: Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Electronic, Folk, and Children’s. Entries are judged on originality, melody, composition, and lyrics; instrumental compositions are also encouraged. Neither performance nor production value will be considered during the adjudication process.
The Blues Preachers song “Divine Justice Coming Down” was also one of 5 nominations in the sing out for social action category of the 2009 Independent Music Awards and a runner up in the folk and open sections of the 2009 Australian Songwriting Awards.
An Interview with The Blues Preachers is available on the Independent Music Awards website.
September 15, 2010
Click The Player below to listen to the Blues Preachers performing : COME ON IN MY KITCHEN
In May 2011 we will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the birth of blues legend and arguably the father of contemporary music, Robert Johnson.
The Blues Preachers, as caretakers of prewar acoustic blues feel that it is important to pay homage and respect to Robert Johnson during the upcoming centenary year of 2011.
Bob Dylan locked himself away in a room for months trying to understand Robert’s music.
He said “His use of metaphor goes beyond metaphor”.
Robert Johnson was one of Robert Plant’s biggest influences.
Without Robert Johnson there would be no Led Zeppelin.
The Blues Preachers are renowned for their ability to faithfully reproduce the country blues sounds of the 1920s and 1930s. We feel that it is fitting in this upcoming centenary year to pay tribute to the master in all of our 2011 appearances.