x

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your ReverbNation experience.

Truckstop Preachers / Press

“While not quite “Live at Folsom Prison” these boys don’t fall too short of the mark. Kicking off with Vegas bound the Preachers sound like some sort of strange amalgamation between Johnny Cash and The Reverend Horton Heat. Truck driving music with an ass kicking country edge. Their song selection ranges from broken hearts to broken bones. Prison, lost love, fighting, and unfaithfulness are all covered in the CD’s dozen tracks. All in all, I would have to say this is an excellent debut. While it’s got a little something for everyone, let me give you a bit of warning in advance. If you love Garth Brooks or Billy Ray Cyrus then I wouldn’t waste your time on this album. It’s not for you. However, if you’re into David Allen Coe, Buck Owens, Southern Culture on the Skids, Merle Haggard, or any of the other bands I’ve mentioned in a favorable light, then this album might be just what the doctor ordered.”

“Sweet” Lou Roberts - Amps 11

“Feeling frisky, even feisty, this weekend? Say no more, and look no further than The Truckstop Preachers Saturday at The Comet Grille in Charlotte. This Rock Hill-based band, known for its uncommon, unpretentious, what-you-see-is-what-you-get show, trots out a tacky, trashy spirited sound that's a cross of old-style country, rockabilly, punk-ish twang and bluegrass with a pinch of straight-ahead rock thrown in. It's a list of biblical proportions revealing what influences begat their sound -- Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, The Clash, Hank Sr., Hank III, Steve Earle, Brian Setzer, BR549, early Aerosmith, Gram Parsons, Rev. Horton Heat, Merle Haggard, Jerry Reed, Waylon Jennings. Just expect a gen-u-ine good time from these itinerant outlaws.”

Debby "Jet" Jennings - The Herald

“From Charlotte, North Carolina to the top 50 on the AMA chart, the Truckstop Preachers are the "real honky-tonk deal." Nathan Palmer, Lee Goodwin, Jeff Faulkner, Glenn Jones and Mike Elder weave a raw sound with their own songs and the musicianship to go with it.”

Bill Wence - Bill Wence Promotions

“All you rockabilly buckaroos, it's time for some riding' and ropin' to lasso in some high-octane outlaw honky-tonk from The Truckstop Preachers tonight at Tropical Escape Café in Rock Hill. Yi-pi-i-ay, yi-pi-i-o, trust these hometown heroes to keep the energy rowdy with their blend of raw roots rock and country raunch 'n' roll. This Rock Hill-based quartet features Lee Goodwin on lead guitar and vocals; Glenn Jones on rhythm guitar and vocals; Jeff Faulkner on bass; Mike Elder on drums; and the wild and raucous vocal stylings of the right honorable Nathan Palmer. Together these ministers of musical merriment rip through a tent revival revelation of Bakersfield sound meets old-time country amped up with a bit of hot rocking. For band info, go to www.truckstoppreachers.com.”

Debby "Jet" Jennings - The Herald

“The first time I ever saw the Truckstop Preachers (then known as 4 on the Floor), I wasn't sure what to expect. Friends had told me to prepare for a lot of rock & roll rave-up, heavy on the guitar, but boasting enough countrified charm and respect for their elders (Hank Sr., Jr., and the Third, Ernest Tubb, Buck Owens) to make you forget most of the fellas were in their 20s. I've attended a few of their shows since then, and I'm happy to report my friends were right. Singer Nathan Palmer, boasting the best country voice this side of the 2 Dollar Pistols' John Howie, Jr., is worth the price of admission by his (poor) lonesome (me).”

Tim Davis - Creative Loafing
Feedback