Clothesline Revival

The official website of Clothlesline Revival

Welcome to the Media Kit

The Media Kit on this page includes:

  • pull quotes and F.A.Q.s about Clothesline Revival
  • as well as photos, music tracks and videos from the latest Clothesline Revival album: Holy Cow
  • and a way to contact Clothesline Revival.

(Scroll down to see all information.)

Pull Quotes

“Clothesline Revival is on to something special, helping to 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



Q | Who is Clothesline Revival?
A | Clothesline Revival is composer/musician/producer Conrad Praetzel and his explorations of new frontiers in Electronica-Roots music. Clothesline Revival has recorded five albums on the Paleo Music label: Holy Cow (2018), The Greatest Show on Mars (2014), They Came from Somewhere (2010), Long Gone (2005) and Of My Native Land (2002).

Q | Who are the instrumentalists on Holy Cow?
A | Conrad Praetzel played all the instruments on Holy Cow, including everything from a 1937 Harmony Crest arch top acoustic guitar to a Moog Sub 37 synthesizer. The list of featured guest musicians who have made appearances on other Clothesline Revival albums include Charlie Musselwhite, Brantley Kearns and multi-instrumentalist Robert Powell. Other Clothesline Revival albums have featured archival field recordings of vocalists including Leadbelly and Bessie Jones.

Q | Where can I hear Clothesline Revival music?
A | Aside from being available as downloads and as CDs, Clothesline Revival’s music has been featured in a number of films, is widely played on radio stations throughout the US, Canada and Europe, and is a favorite of National Public Radio. On YouTube, Clothesline Revival has published a number of music videos, including the wildly popular The Resurrection of John Henry which has gone viral and has over 6 million views.

Q | Where can I find more information about Holy Cow ?
A | You can find more information in the album liner notes right here.


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SONG | Cow Cow Voodoo
ALBUM | Holy Cow
BAND | Clothesline Revival



SONG | Roustabout
ALBUM | Holy Cow
BAND | Clothesline Revival


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