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709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Josh Preslar Band

December 27, 2019  ·  Friday * 9pm * $8


Josh Preslar along with Mike ‘Howlin Wind’ Davis (harmonica), Clark Stern (keys), T.A. James (bass) and Kelly Pace (drums) are going to turn the BNG into a rockin’, celebratin’, boogie woogie juke joint.

Josh Preslar was born and raised in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina (NC). After watching his father play he was inspired to take up guitar at the young age of 11. “I would sneak my Dad’s guitar out from under his bed when he was at work. I didn’t know how to play anything yet but I couldn’t help myself, I was drawn to it!” By the age of 16 his interest in the guitar soon became a passion and he started performing in talent shows, friend’s parties, and, in fact, anywhere he could.

Josh’s early interest in the blues was influenced by listening to Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and The Nighthawks from his father’s record collection. “I respect all kinds of music but every time I heard those records I felt like that was what I wanted to do.” It was his introduction to Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf that fueled Josh’s desire to take off on his blues journey. He dug into the blues deeper and deeper finding all the greats like T-Bone Walker, Son House, Lil’ Walter, Lightening Hopkins, to mention a few. “I couldn’t believe it took me that long to hear about these guys”.