Reverend John and the Backsliders

Reverend John and the Backsliders

 Somerset, Kentucky, USA

Reverend John and the Backsliders contributes to the world of music with a variety of blues, rock, jam, alternative, pop, and funk music (covers and originals) from the 1950's to the present. ----------------------------------------------------------


A funky little “blues band”, bred out of an odd series of coincidences, Reverend John & the Backsliders was initially nothing more than a catchy name. Formed by the members of three well-known South Central Kentucky area bands, Rev. John is quickly gaining local notoriety with their unique combination of blues, rock, funk, and traditional American folk music. Comprised of Corey White on vocals, guitar, and keys, Jonathan New on bass, Jason Foster on percussion, and Jordan Shokooh on guitar, the band is dedicated to creating sounds that not only pay homage to their musical predecessors and influences, but that also will forge a path into uncharted musical territory. From Son House to Kurt Cobain, Robert Johnson to Daniel Johnston, these guys deliver a sound that is just familiar enough to catch your ear, and inventive enough to keep you listening.
Reverend John and the Backsliders are currently touring on their new album " The Night Before Sunday " which was recorded live at the Junebugg Festival . The album is receiving regular plays on radio throughout the region and marks the bands' beginnings to present day musically.


"The Night Before Sunday" (2010)

Tracks "Cedar Grove Blues", "New Orleans", "Dandelion", "Do or Die" recieve regular airplay on Clear Channel Radio

Set List

Sets can range from 3 to 4 hours.

Our original to cover ratio is about 60/40.

Set List:

Comin' Down on You
Doormat Blues
Sunshine of Your Love (Cream)
Iggan 9
Holiday Motel
To Be Free
What I say (Ray Charles)
New Orleans
Helter Skelter (The Beatles)
Hand Me Down Lane
Hang up the Phone
Get off of my Cloud (Rolling Stones)
Moon for Two
Woman don't like the Man
Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughn)
Revolution (The Beatles)
I Ain't Drunk (Albert Collins)
Down By the River (Neil Young)
Cedar Grove Blues
Do or Die

Set list may vary according to crowd and mood. Other covers/originals may be substituted.