Tag Archives: Virgil Thrasher

#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 …

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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 …

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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 …


Preach In The Pocket

Droppin’ into a new venue for the first time tomorrow night (1.4.15): Jerry’s Front Pocket. Gonna run the sound down with a trio: myself, harmonica ace Virgil Thrasher, and Zack Olsen on the skins.

I don’t know the place yet, but they’re pullin’ in some killer talent, including a couple of my ol’ Blind Pig Records stablemates: Debbie Davies & Popa Chubby.

This is gonna be a great chance to reunite with my new fave drummer pardner Zack Olsen, whom you can hear here poundin’ the tubs with me and Big Bones at Biscuits & Blues:

And as to Virgil and I, we were most recently caught together on New Year’s Day at my new weekly musical home Aptos St. BBQ, runnin’ down an alt. blues stomp-off of “If I Had Possession Over My Judgement Day”:

This particular trio format is a pretty odd one (National, Harmonica, Drums), but it’s a gas, with a lot of space for everyone to fill, and big responsibilities for the right hand thump; as there’s no bass …

Gon’ be playin’ tunes from the whole history; pre-Blind Pig, some Blind Pig era cuts, lil’ something from Tenderloin, even a cut from Crow, and of course some things from Devil’s Buttermilk and Demanding To Be Next.

Not to mention a whole slew of Bukka White, Son House, Fred MacDowell, Blind Willie Johnson, Sleepy John Estes, etc.

Gon’ be in the pocket. Dig.


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