Clothesline Revival

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The genius behind Holy Cow, Clothesline Revival’s most adventurous, funkiest and sublime album to date is Conrad Praetzel’s inspired quirky electronica that permeates the tracks and builds the terrain upon which the organic roots instrumentation can rollick. The music on this all instrumental album gravitates between insanity and serenity, boisterous blues and tender spirituals where a Moog synthesizer and a 1837 harmony arch top guitar can share the same sonic space. Read more…

Clothesline Revival has been celebrated on syndicated NPR.

“A real pleasure of an album, from the unexpectedly raucous electro funk and slide guitar work of Cow Cow Voodoo, and with a feeling of the species of the prairie and the desert everywhere through the shifting mood that drifts into what can only be called Cowboy Ambient. There’s a constant sense of movement – sometimes fast, sometimes slow – a journey of pure musical satisfaction.” — Chris Nickson, author and former contributor to All Things Considered


“Here is a form of roots and blues, a brilliant reach into the artistic stratosphere. Sounds like blues, but also like everything else, or not. It’s musical white light-with the presence of all other colors when viewed through a prism.” – Frank Matheis, Living Blues Magazine


“Praetzel’s music has the effect of propelling the listener forward, not just because of the driving rhythms but also because of the new sounds we’re hearing, so deeply inspired by the past that they practically explode into the future.” –Wanda Waterman, writer of The Mindful Bard for The Voice Magazine


“Man oh man, the guitar sounds and all the playing are a rich world from start to finish. And just when it seemed like every cool guitar riff that ever could be made has been done, her comes “Roustabout”! The whole flow of the album is well considered – it really is and behaves like an ALBUM!” – David Greenberger, Artist, Writer & Radio Commentator, The Duplex Planet


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“Clothesline Revival is on to something special helping re-invent the roots genre known as Americana” — Chris Nickson, NPR All Things Considered

“WOW!! What a choice sound, right in there with T-Bone and Lanois.” — Gregg McVicar, Host/Producer, UnderCurrents

“Praetzel has gone deeper into the American archive of recorded music than anyone, and his juxtapositions reveal a collective view of a century of American music.” — Joe Allen, Wax Poetics

“… a fresh soulful version of Americana.” — Karen Olson, Utne Reader

“The result is music you can feel down in your soul’s root cellar and all the way up to the tingling top of your brain. Fans of down-and-out troubadours like Tom Waits, Ry Cooder, and Leon Redbone owe it to themselves to wander into the backyard of Clothesline Revival.” — The Daily Om

“… positive proof that everything old is new again.” — j. poet, Paste Magazine

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