The Blues Preachers
The Blues Preachers: Brother John (John Morris) and Captain Bluetongue (Craig Lyons) will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940.
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. The Blues Preachers will make you want to get up and dance with their joyful Country & Ragtime blues and send a shiver down your spine with their atmospheric feels. The Blues Preachers have secured a reputation as one of the best acoustic blues & roots acts in Australia.
"The Blues Preachers record, Dry Long So, is one of the best blues records of the decade." Samuel Fell – Rhythms Magazine.
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.