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.
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
1. What is your earliest musical memory?
Learning to play “Cruella de Vil” on bass.
2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?
I was in “Arabian Nights” in 7th grade and my pants fell down.
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!
4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?
Music Millennium in Portland, Oregon.
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!
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.
- Lead-In Image (Preston Lovinggood) by Photographer Jay Gunning;
- Album Covert Art Courtesy of Preston Lovinggood and Last Gang Records.