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The Blues Preachers will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940. Their music paints a landscape of pre-war struggle and determination with sounds reminiscent of the Deep South. The Blues Preachers perform a fusion of good old blues, rags, gospel and hillbilly folk. Driving finger-style and slide-guitar combined with tasteful harmonica and old-school vocal harmonies create a traditional sound that will have you on the edge of your seats. Their original songs are about the big issues of today: addiction, greed, relationships, global warming, materialism, life and death and the search for truth and meaning in the great age of misinformation.

The Blues Preachers record, Dry Long So, is one of the best blues records of the decade. Samuel Fell / Rhythms Magazine.

JUST A FEW PAST GIGS :
The Woodford Folk Festival
The Blue Mountains Folk Festival
The Australian Blues Festival
The Sunshine Coast Blues Festival
The East Coast Blues and Roots Festival
The West Coast Blues and Roots Festival
The Cairns Blues Festival
The Gympie Muster
The Echuca Blues Festival
Sell out shows in Melbourne and Sydney
The Way Out West Club ,
Thredbo Blues Festival

ORIGINAL SONG AWARDS :
The Blues Preachers were 5th. overall in the Australian Songwriting Awards 2009 for “Divine Justice Coming Down” which also received a top 5 nomination in the Sing Out For Social Action category of The Independent Music Awards 2009.
“Divine Justice Coming Down” was chosen by Yoko Ono as runner-up in the John Lennon 70th. birthday anniversary song contest.
They received a top 5 nomination in the Acoustic category of The Independent Music Awards 2011 for “The Free Train Agreement”.
which was also selected to be on a Canadian compilation released in May 2011 called “Protest Songs For A Better World”.

Genres Acoustic, Americana, Blues, Christian/Gospel, Comedy, Folk
Members Brother John - Guitars Banjo & Vox
Captain Bluetongue - Harmonica & Vox
Influences Indian Classical Music, Apalachian folk music, Ragtime, Gospel, Pre war country and delta blues
Phone 0439 311 353
Email lyonsccjt@icloud.com
Website bluespreachers.com
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Location Sydney, NSW Australia

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