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If I MUST Concede Defeat, There Is No One I’d Rather Concede To Than…

Big Bones.


Big Bones is going to Memphis because he won last night’s competition.

I think this is … fantastic.

Big Bones is my mentor. My inspiration. In many ways, he is my origin story.

We have gotten along, and we haven’t. He’s been successful, on top of the world. And then not. I too have had my ups and downs. We’ve gone years without speaking, and we’ve watched Bruce Lee movies together on a VCR plugged into a generator while shivering away in a 1968 Dodge Pace Arrow parked in a fog bank on the Grapevine in the middle of the night en route to a gig at B.B. King’s club.

It’s almost impossible to imagine, but I’ve known Bones almost 30 years.

As Bones pointed out to me in a late night text after midnight last night, the last time he was in Memphis was with a misfit blues band somewhere around 1996 or 1997.

That band was Preacher Boy and The Natural Blues.

Go back to Memphis Big Bones. It’s going to be wonderful!

Click the album cover below to hear a Preacher Boy and The Natural Blues song featuring Big Bones. And then wish Bones very well on his way back to Memphis!


Special nods of appreciation and admiration to Coyote Slim, Chicken & Dumpling, John Maxwell, and Country Pete. More to come about you soon, but suffice it to say, I am humbled and honored.



#PBATNB live at The Pocket -or- A Lil #SwampNStomp Fer Yer Ear Pocket

In trio formation, Preacher Boy and The National Blues (#PBATNB) return to The Pocket in Santa Cruz tonight to paint the walls with some proprietary #SwampNStomp fer thy ear pockets …



Dr. V on the chromo-harps and tremulators, The Hi-Jack Zack Attack on the trash cans, and His Lowness Your Truly, in Hatty w/ the Natty, bringin’ three hours worth of the Crisco fer yer disco …

Somethin’ from the original Preacher Boy and The Natural Blues?  A bit o’ Dead, Boy, or Ugly, or Like Me, perhaps? Here’s a journey back in time for ya … my first promo pic, from my first record deal …


How’s about a bump er two from the Gutters & Pews news? Catfish? Down and Out in This Town?

Or maybe just some groovy ol’ delta thumps: Son House, Charley Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White, et al  etc.

Dig up, and see ya soon …

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