Peter Michelini is an internationally-known guitarist recognized for his ripping guitar style heavily rooted in the Chicago and Delta blues of the 40s through 60s. After 20 years of playing the swampy dives of New Orleans, Peter relocated to Maine and established the Preservation Blues Band, teaming up with guitarist Andy Brown, bass player Chris Truslow and Drummer Bill Petcher. The band is dedicated to carrying on the music of the original blues masters. Michelini is also well-known for his work with world-renown Archguitarist Peter Blanchette as one-half of the Archguitar duo, Blanchette and Michelini, with whom he played for ten years throughout the U.S. and Europe. Together, they released three recordings of Baroque and Renaissance music.
Andy Brown adds 30 years of guitar experience to band with his soulful rhythm and lead work. He has played in numerous groups throughout New England.
Chris Truslow began his music career in Boston during the late 70's in the Punk music scene as a singer, songwriter, and bassist, playing in numerous bands including Dirty Crack, Beer Runts, and Jazzman in Nudetown. Chris brings a driving energy to the Preservation Blues Band reminiscent of the early blues bassists.
Bill Petcher has been a percussionist in the Southern Maine area for many years playing rock, blues, and fusion styles with bands including the Puddle Sharks and Songs for Sirens. Bill is a one-man groove factory holding down the backbeat for the Preservation Blues Band with a style that is both artful and primitive.
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