Monday, April 24, 2017

Reverend Freakchild “Preachin’ Blues"..raw and fresh acoustic blues

On the heels of the road, Kerouac and confusion, the Freakchild had just gotten all of his guitars and gear stolen in San Francisco! Bloodied but unbowed he braved on and bought another resonator guitar to continue to preach and play the Blues. Booked out and bound to go he continued on the 3 month 2016 Summer US tour. Doubling down and heading for the Northwest, amongst the gigs and travels he found a silver lining and brought back these recordings from KBOO studios in Portland, Oregon

This album proves to be the Rev's amazing solo musical talent and an artful adventure of turning adverse obstacles into the path of awakening. Enjoy the sonic spirituality recorded in studio with no overdubs - and some mellow meaningful preachin' in between tunes.

The last track on this CD is an A Capella performance from the encore at Yorckschloesschen Blues and Jazz Club in Berlin, Germany with an enthusiastic audience clapping along! This enhanced CD also includes a heartfelt academic essay that the Rev. wrote called 'Transcendence through Music: Buddha and the Blues'.

Marty' review: The Reverend Freakchild dazzles us on this essentially live acoustic set combining Delta blues, country blues, folk and Americana with a few of his philosophical insights that may raise an eyebrow but also delight. It's just the Reverend with his acoustic guitar and harmonica but he puts out a wailing sound that will make you sit up and pay attention. Includes covers of Son House's "Preachin' Blues" and Blind Willie Johnson's "In My Time of Dyin'".
Traditional blues never sounded so raw and fresh.

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