The Preserve

The Preserve

 Tempe, Arizona, USA

Roots rock, Southern rock and Delta Blues with a Cajun and New Orleans influence. It's like driving by Louisiana swamps and sugar cane fields in an old convertible with plenty of gas. Cool vibe. Great energy.


Maybe it's that we all have day jobs. Maybe it's that we've all been making music for decades. But we all have a common interest in making music that will last, music that feels right rather than trying to imitate the sound of the moment. Music that is authentic, real, like your favorite old jeans.

Whether rocking a honky tonk in Lafayette, Louisiana, or opening for The Doobie Brothers on New Year's Eve, the band blends a unique sound with a high-energy live show.

The Preserve released its debut CD, "The Setup", in 2009. They now are working on a second studio CD, "Golden Opportunity," expected out in Spring 2011.

Members play venues across Arizona including The Marquee Theater, the Hard Rock Cafe, Alice Coopers' restaurant/bar and the 2008 and 2009 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n Roll Arizona marathons. The Preserve opened 2010 for The Doobie Brothers on the main stage at the Fiesta Bowl Block Party, which USA Today has called one of the largest New Year's Eve events in the Southwest. The band also plays in south Louisiana.

Members have shared the stage or the bill with musicians from Alex Grossi of Quiet Riot to Dizzy Reed of Guns ‘N Roses, Bourbon Street regular Waylon Thibodeaux to Grammy winner Tab Benoit, .38 Special to Dash Rip Rock to Cowboy Mouth.


"The Setup'' , 2009
(Engineered and mixed by Mike Bolenbach at Full Well Recording Studio. Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering, who has worked with Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab for Cutie, Liz Phair and many more).

Songs are played on KBON-FM in Louisiana and KPFT-FM in Texas.
The band also was featured on a 30-minute special on LCN TV in Louisiana.

Set List

Our typical gig is about three hours.

We usually play about 25 original songs and then mix in appropriate covers based on the venue and the audience.

Our most common covers range from the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix to CCR and The Meters, from our version of Michael Jackson to The Police and U2.

We have wide range and are familiar with, and influenced by, many, many styles from the 1970s to today. Original songs could be packaged between Stevie Wonder and The Doobie Brothers, followed up by a version of Gnarls Barkley. But toes will be tapping, people will be dancing and we are always asked back. Off stage, we also are very low key and not needy. Big plus.