September 1, 2009
These two could well have written the sound track to O Brother, Where Art Thou?
such is their grasp of Gospel, Appalachian Folk and Blues.
Sam Fell ….. Rhythms Magazine.
Thanks Sam …. quite a compliment.
So here we are…. The O Brother, Where Is Ye? Show featuring The Blues Preachers and The Sirens. (Jenny Marie Lang, Cass Eager & Faith McLeod).
Don’t miss this journey into the world of murder, chain gangs, lost love, death and resurrection, hopelessness and hopefulnes, struggle and determination and the Gospel.
THE O BROTHER, WHERE IS YE ? SHOW
The Blues Preachers + Special Guests The Sirens
(Jenny Marie Lang, Cass Eager & Faith McLeod)
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The Brass Monkey
Friday, September 18, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
31 Morehead St Lambton.
Newcastle NSW 2299
Bookings Essential: 02 49562066
August 31, 2009
OK Queensland …. it’s your turn ….
dress to depress with The Blues Preachers.
Renowned traditional pre war blues duo The Blues Preachers specialise in acoustic music from the 1920′s to the 1940′s. In light of the recent economic crisis, their style of depression era blues is relevant both musically and lyrically and a perfect fit for today’s modern world. Many comparisons have been made to today’s economic situation and that of the great depression. The music from that period offers hope and escapism as well as reflecting on hard times ahead. After very successful CD launches in Melbourne and Sydney, The Blues Preacher’s are ready for Queensland.
Featuring Brother John and Captain Bluetongue, The Blues Preachers are a slice of 1929 for 2009. Driving finger-style and slide-guitar combined with harmonica and old-school vocal harmonies create a sound that will have you on the edge of your seats.
The Globe Theatre
220 Brunswick St.
Fortutude Valley, Brisbane
Friday, September 11, 2009
+ Mojo Webb & Rita Fontaine & Madame Mamalene
SUNSHINE COAST BLUES FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Dedicated Preacher’s Fan on foot to our
NeXt BiG eVeNt
May 3, 2009
‘Dry Long So’ CD launch
Sounds from the Great Depression for the Current Depression.
Dress : wear your depression best and leave your woes behind as we celebrate the music of the Great Depression.
Free download available on The Blues Preachers official web site
Saturday May 23rd
The Vanguard, Newtown
Special guests : Ian Collard and Cass Eager
Thursday May 28th
The Brass Monkey, Cronulla
Special guest : Chris Wilson
Friday May 29th
The Heritage, Wollongong
Special Guest : Chris Wilson
April 15, 2009
The Blues Preachers E-Book
The Alternating Bass Style as performed by
THE BLUES PREACHERS
Includes TAB for songs by Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Robert Wilkins, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Blake and more.
Each page contains an embedded audio file. Click on the page to hear the track as you read the TAB.
Just $10 (USD)
Blues Preachers CDs available NOW !!!!
‘Dead Catz Can Bounce’
The Blues Preachers continue their blues and roots musical journey with their latest release: ‘Dead Catz Can Bounce’. Unlike their previous releases, this album contains 7 original songs about the big issues of today: the global financial crisis, greed, relationships, global warming, materialism, life and death and the search for truth and meaning in the great age of misinformation. Featuring ‘Divine Justice Coming Down’ a song about the Global Financial Crisis that was highly acclaimed and nominated in both the Australian Songwriting Awards (ASA)
and The Independent Music Awards (IMA).
‘Dry Long So’
“I love this record. It’s a slice of 1929 for 2009. It’s also a record I’ve been awaiting with baited breath since chatting with the Sydney based Blues Preachers last year. Harmonica player, Captain Bluetongue sent me the rough mixes not long afterwards, and even in their rough state, these songs stood proud and defiant, much like the men in the soup lines you see on the cover of Dry Long So – broken men, but ramrod straight til the end, doing what they have to do to feed their families. That’s what this record is like”.
Sam Fell Rhythms Magazine March 2009
‘Next Stop Beulah Land’
“This album is a beautiful example of acoustic blues with tasteful harmonica, classic slide playing & sweet harmonies
… this is bound to do well”.
Scott Levi ABC Radio Central Coast.