Recording artist Sean K. Preston will be bring his road-seasoned band to John and Peter’s on Oct. 4 for a night of raucous honky tonk, dirty blues, roadhouse rock n’ roll and tear-jerking country balladry.
Hailing from Baltimore, Sean K. Preston & the Loaded Pistols recently signed to Rusty Knuckles Music, and their new album “Forgive” will be released in November.
The music of Sean K. Preston draws heavily on the classic heartbroken sounds of country and western music from the 1940s-70s, the blues music of Robert Johnson and John Lee Hooker, 1950s rock ‘n roll, musical poets like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Nick Cave, the raw energy of punk, and the spirituality of mountain gospel.
Preston’s interest in music developed as a teenager while growing up in Alice Springs, a small desert town in northern Australia. When he and his family moved to the United States, Preston went to his first rock concerts, inspiring him to learn guitar. Eventually, his music took him to Ireland where he made his living performing on the streets of Dublin. His move back to Baltimore prompted a successful solo career with his self-produced debut record “Hoarse Whisper” and his six-song EP “Sean K. Preston.”
In 2013, Preston formed his current touring band and released a full length album, “The Colt From Old Regret.” The addition of two band integral members in 2013 and 2015 gave him the audacious sound he was searching for.
Sean K. Preston & the Loaded Pistols have appeared on stage at Muddy Roots Festival, Westport Roots Festival, and Crooked Smile. They will take the stage at John and Peter’s, 96 S. Main St. in New Hope, at 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 4.