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 & dance with their joyful country & ragtime blues & 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”.
The Woodford Folk Festival
The Blue Mountains Music Festival
The Australian Blues Festival
The Sunshine Coast Blues Festival
The East Coast Blues and Roots Festival
The West Coast Blues and Roots Festival
The Cairns Blues Festival
The Gympie Muster
The Echuca Blues Festival
Thredbo Blues Festival
Sydney Blues Festival
The National Folk Festival
Blues on Broadbeach
Blues at Bridgetown