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Consequences – Six Crucial Questions for Musician Preston Lovinggood

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First off, his name alone is worth a listen.

Secondly, he’s a fan of Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine, the Pixies and Elliot Smith.

Thirdly, on his latest album, Consequences, Preston Lovinggood has created a splendidly produced work of crisp, mostly upbeat folk and rock sounds.

In fact, his song “Everything Will Be Okay” may be in our Top Ten for “Songs of the Year” … and it’s only summer.

Get to know the singer-songwriter below. Then press the play button on his new LP. There are some new indie gems — like “Taken In The Night” and “Callie” — to be discovered.

We really like this guy. You will, too.

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SIX CRUCIAL QUESTIONS FOR… 

NAME: Preston Lovinggood

AGE (if you want to give it up): 35

BAND: Preston Lovinggood

POSITION: Lead singer and songwriter

HOMETOWN: Birmingham AL

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1. What is your earliest musical memory?

Learning to play “Cruella de Vil” on bass.

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2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

I was in “Arabian Nights” in 7th grade and my pants fell down.

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3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

Touring can be stressful, your body is always moving, but I feel like my restless spirit can really embrace that too.  I really have a deep wanderlust.  It’s thrilling to tour, you just have to keep your mind/body/health in check. Sometimes just taking a 20-minute walk is all that’s needed!

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4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

Music Millennium in Portland, Oregon. 

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5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

“I’m only Sleeping,” the Beatles. I think it’s one of John Lennon’s best songs. He seems really into it, too. The chord progression is insane, and I love Paul’s bass line!

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6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

I don’t think I would call anybody, I would be crying so hard no one would understand me. I think I may call the local shelter and see if they have a bed open.

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IMAGE CREDITS

  • Lead-In Image (Preston Lovinggood) by Photographer Jay Gunning;
  • Album Covert Art Courtesy of Preston Lovinggood and Last Gang Records.