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The Rumble Strip

by Preacher Boy

Released 2018
Coast Road Records
Released 2018
Coast Road Records
A genre-defying set of disruptive 21st-century Alt. Blues pairing old-school Americana ingredients (National slide guitar, banjo, harmonica, etc.), with wicked trash-can drums, spooky organ, raw vocals, dark lyrics, and a hard-edged sonic soundscape.
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“The Rumble Strip”—Preacher Boy’s 11th album—is a genre-defying collection of disruptive 21st-century Alt. Blues that pairs old-school Americana ingredients such as National slide guitar, banjo, harmonica, upright bass, and Telecaster, with wicked trash can drums, spooky organ, and a rich tapestry of found sounds and sonic effects.

The album builds a musical bridge that connects early innovators such as Captain Beefheart and Ry Cooder with modern indie blues acts like Fantastic Negrito …
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Sum of Our Parts

by The Useless Bastards

Released 2018
Coast Road Records
Released 2018
Coast Road Records
Remastered and reissued, it's the debut release from Brooklyn's original disruptive alt. country legends! The Useless Bastards: "Songs you love, on instruments you hate."
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Spawned from the bowels of Park Slope's Cafe Steinhof, and fueled by copious amounts of Il Bastardo wine, The Useless Bastards emerged as Brooklyn's original disruptive alt. country act. After 15 years, the wait is finally over, and the classic debut is now available—remastered and fantastic! 14 original songs from 5 multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters, each a successful bandleader in their own right. The Useless Bastards are:

Jonathan "Captain Ahab" Dryden - accordion, vocals
J. Walter "Bullpork" Hawkes …
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Black Market Crow

by Preacher Boy

Released 2018
Coast Road Records
Released 2018
Coast Road Records
A legacy edition offering, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the original release of Preacher Boy's groundbreaking album "Crow." Features eight remastered tracks from the original album, plus seven never-before-available outtakes.
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"Black Market Crow" is a legacy edition offering from Coast Road Records, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the original release of Preacher Boy's groundbreaking album "Crow." This special collection features eight remastered tracks from the original album, plus seven never-before-available outtakes.

Originally released in the UK in 1998, "Crow" was by every measure the most ambitious album of Preacher Boy's career. Featuring the virtuoso talents of The Backyard Funeral Band (Daniel Andrews, Brendan Rush Dance, Paul …
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Drive In

by Park & Preach

Released 2017
Coast Road Records
Released 2017
Coast Road Records
Two award-winning singer-songwriters deliver an EP of melancholic Americana written and recorded during a series of Brooklyn-to-Nashville-and-back road trips.
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Bryan “Park” Miller and Christopher “Preacher Boy” Watkins first started writing songs together in the early 2000s, and began making regular trips between Brooklyn and Nashville shortly thereafter.

Together and separately they’ve achieved significant success. Park is a two-time Nashville Songwriter’s Association honoree. Preach has earned a Gold Record for his work with Rick Rubin and Eagle-Eye Cherry.

In between outside projects, they made some time to record something for themselves. Nicknamed “Sally”—…
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Vineland

by Patches

Released 2017
Coast Road Records
Released 2017
Coast Road Records
Trippy, funky, atmospheric instrumental electronica layered with live electric guitars.
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Patches is the brainchild of a former Italian soccer player turned producer-composer, who spends half the year in a villa outside Florence, and the other half in California wine country. The album is a collaboration between Patches and Alt-Blues artist Preacher Boy, who provides live electric guitars to the album's 12 tracks. Patches counts as foundational influences albums such as The Beastie Boy's Ill Communication, Massive Attack's Mezzanine, Moby's Everything is Wrong, Daft Punk's Homework, Tricky's …
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The National Blues

by Preacher Boy

Released 2016
Coast Road Records
Released 2016
Coast Road Records
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.
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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 …
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Country Blues

by Preacher Boy

Released 2016
Coast Road Records
Released 2016
Coast Road Records
Raw, powerful, foot-stomping interpretations of country blues classics as only Preacher Boy can deliver them. Accompanied solely by his 1936 National Resophonics, the Alt Blues pioneer pounds out songs by Bukka White, Blind Willie Johnson, and more.
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With one boot in the past and one square in the present, Preacher Boy delivers the country blues in his own inimitable fashion. The album was recorded over two nights in what was once the old Meadowood Lodge, hidden high and away in the redwood trees of the Santa Cruz Mountains. There were no overdubs or edits—what you hear is what was played. These eight songs stand as a rich (yet inevitably incomplete) representation …
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Estate Bottled Blues

by Preacher Boy

Released 2016
Coast Road Records
Released 2016
Coast Road Records
"A devious storm of gothic Americana and gritty country blues." —GOOD TIMES
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“Melancholy, isolated, alternative folk-blues, bridging the gap between Townes Van Zandt, Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Skip James (if Skip James had a voice like Blind Willie McTell). A buried treasure of a ‘lost album’ lying somewhere between The Devil's Buttermilk and Demanding to Be Next.” —Greg Lonesome, Host, Rock N’ Roll Manifesto

Rediscovered. Remastered. Released. Call it Preacher Boy’s lost album. It began with a vow—write and record a new song every …
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Demanding To Be Next

by Preacher Boy

Released 2004
Coast Road Records
Released 2004
Coast Road Records
'Demanding To Be Next' is a must for modern blues fans who like their songs with a bit of an edge." ~Blues Matters
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“Accompanied solely by his keening, propulsive National and Martin guitar playing, Preacher Boy compulsively unwinds a series of often startling, narcotic tales, that prove image-rich and packed with an aura of sweeping drama - made even more pungent by his gruff, whiskey-soaked vocals.” ~Sing Out

The Devil's Buttermilk

by Preacher Boy

Released 2000
Manifesto/WahTup/CoastRoad
Released 2000
Manifesto/WahTup/CoastRoad
"If you like your music dark, beautiful, desperate, and soulful, you won't want to miss Preacher Boy." ~The Stranger
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"From the sound of the hypnotic recurring riff that propels the album-opening "On and on It Goes," the listener is assured that The Devil's Buttermilk is not your typical blues album and that Preacher Boy is definitely not your usual Telecaster-toting modern bluesman. With a guttural black-cat moan to match any death metal howler, Preacher Boy (born Christopher Watkins) sermonizes at the alter of hard knocks, reading from the good book of Muddy Waters and …
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