Rock & Roll • Blues • Americana
Originally from Salinas, California, the Reverend draws from a lifetime of observing a reality beyond the peripheries of law and god. His driving confessionals are hallucinatory visions of apocalypse that touch at times on the woes of poverty and ostracism, as well as the reckless abandon from concerns thereof. Brimming with vitriol, he is known to display his conviction and virtuosity by playing behind his back on a whim or by scaling the bass drum that he employs for battery to coax the flames from the souls of the audience before punctuating the moment with a declarative and searing guitar run. The influences are clear; steeped in blues, the demons catch only a glimpse of daylight before retreating back into the gutters of rock and roll, where tatters of flamenco and folk mire the pot to create an ominous abyss that explodes with something both traditional and modern. With a loop station and menagerie of toys - including harmonica, bottleneck-slide, and tambourine - the Reverend is a quintessential one-man band.