Photo by Josh Meister

We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of People’s Blues of Richmond’s new song “My Guitar to Break” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s new album Quit Or Die.

Founding member & vocalist Tim Beavers II comments:

“‘My Guitar to Break’ originally started as two songs. The slower first half of the song was an untitled instrumental which we used to play on its own. The faster second half of the song used to be the whole song. Over the 11 years I’ve been playing guitar I’ve dealt with about a dozen accidentally broken guitars. In that time I’ve probably broken 20 or 30 more on purpose. When it’s unintentional it’s a tragedy; when it’s on purpose it’s a fucking blast. With this history of destruction in mind, I thought it’d be funny to write a song in the form of that old bed-time prayer with the last line: ‘If I should die before I awake, I pray the Lord my guitar to break.’ We combined the blues-rock prayer with the instrumental progression from before as an intro. We played it like that for a while then I added lyrics to the instrumental part that make it essentially a love song to a smashed guitar. We had a lot of fun writing this song and we hope you have a lot of fun listening to it.”

Purchase Quite Or Die here.

People’s Blues of Richmond Tour Dates:
June 16 at Thunderbird Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA
June 18 at Founder’s Fest in Grand Rapids, MI
June 23 at Bowery Electric in New York, NY
June 24 at Blue Fox Billiards in Winchester, VA
June 25 at The Southern in Charlottesville, VA
July 8 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
July 10 at The Deck at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, SC
July 15 at Zucchini Moon 5 in Lehighton, PA (festival)
July 16 at Doah Festival in Luray, VA
July 22 at The Big What? festival in Mebane, NC
August 5 at Shadefest in Avenue near Richmond, VA
August 14 Sunset Sessions/Park Tavern in Atlanta, GA
September 3 at Peace of Mind Fest in Halifax, PA
September 13 at Stickyz in Little Rock, AR
September 14 at Three Links Deep in Deep Ellum-Dallas, TX
September 15 at Stubb’s JR Indoors in Austin, TX
September 16 at Amp Room in San Antonio, TX
September 20 at Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA
September 21 at Catalyst Night Club in Santa Cruz, CA
September 22 at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA
September 25 at Laid Back Festival/Red Rocks in Denver, CO
September 28 at Reverb Lounge in Omaha, NE
October 5 at Iron Works in Buffalo, NY
October 6 at Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY

People's Blues of Richmond tour 2016

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