No tours. 250 or so promos to radio (mostly public radio), 100 or so to press. Very targeted selection, many to past successes.
Clothesline Revival is all about exploring new frontiers in Americana roots music. From the imagination and inspiration of Conrad Praetzel, “They Came from Somewhere” is a collection of original instrumentals, ranging from lazy blues ballads to rompous steam-powered jigs, that combine rough hewn beats, emotionally charged atmospherics and roots instrumentation. Featuring Praetzel (acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, keyboards), blues legend Charlie Musselwhite (harmonica), Robert Powell (lap and pedal steel guitars), and Chris Rovetti (fiddle), “They Came From Somewhere” is Praetzel’s first collection of all original compositions in over ten years.
The first two Clothesline Revival CDs, “Of My Native Land” and “Long Gone”, received critical acclaim and were celebrated on syndicated NPR.