North Carolina is rolling out some of the finest Southern Rock bands in the country, and Preacher Stone is right up in the front contenders. This band rocks. Don’t believe me? Give a listen to “Tractor Pull.”
My favorite track may very well be the smokin’ “Old Fashioned Ass Whoopin’ Sum Bitch.” Yeah, it don’t get much better than this one. Squalling Skynyrd meets Outlaws guitars, great vocals, and lyrics any good ol’ boy or girl can understand.
Of course “Not Today” is pretty amazing too. This is the rocker that was featured on the GRITZ Stone Ground & Southern Digital Compilation recently with a very positive response.
“Livin’ Proof” is another good un. But then again, I am hooked on the whole shootin’ match. Between these guys and fellow North Carolinians Swampdawamp I am grinning like a stuck possum at the future of Southern Rock. Ronnie Riddle and Gig Michaels are two of the best singers to come out of the sunny South since the days of Doug Gray and Jimmy Hall. And Marty Hill is one fine guitar slinger to boot. The whole ensemble is as fresh as a juicy Georgia peach.
It’s a top flight debut for sure. If you like Southern Rock and are lookin for a new band to get excited about, drop by and hear the message at Preacher Stone’s church. It may not get you into Heaven, but you will know you have heard a sermon for sure.
-Michael Buffalo Smith