A Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist; and New England Music Award and Boston Music Award nominee (respectively), PRATEEK is set to insert himself into the conversation of best new Americana artists with his debut album ’Til June, out today. crosses intensity and personal, vulnerable, open writing with an epic sound concocted with ‘Til June’s producer, New England Music Award- and Boston Music Award-winner Sean Laughlin (Elliott Smith, Parsonsfield, Andy Johns).
Here’s what we’re reading:
“One of the most exciting new voices (and guitarists) in Americana music.”
–The Advocate, March/April, 2023
–Matt Wickstrom, The Boot, March 23, 2023
“Prateek strikes gold.”
–Victoria Wasylak, Vanyaland, November 4, 2022
“Exceedingly talented and fully committed… On his first full-length studio album ’Til June, which comes out this Friday, April 7, he demonstrates his love and command of the breadth of Americana music by putting together a collection where nearly every track is a prime example of a different aspect of American roots music… [I am] surprised and charmed by every twist and turn… Packed with sonic surprises and affecting lyrics… Every song is so successfully and sincerely rendered, it feels like a complete expression of Prateek’s varied abilities and musical sensibilities. It’s an ambitious undertaking and a creative risk that paid off in spades.”
– Carol Roth, Adventures In Americana, April 6, 2023
“The Gang’s All Gone” music video (OK to share).
“Diamonds” music video (OK to share).
“Heartbreakingly powerful voice and incisive lyrics… Evolving away from the spare, Dylan-esque sound of his first EP, Prateek’s forthcoming full length ‘Til June, due out April 7, adds gritty electric guitars, silvery backing vocals, and a driving rhythm section, all in service of his tightly written, evocative songcraft.”
–Glide Mag, March 28, 2023
“Prateek takes the listener on quite a musical tour with his latest album. ‘Til June is a potent combination of intelligent storytelling and an eclectic musical palette. [He displays] fearlessness, both lyrically and musically.”
–Mayer Danzig, Twangville, March 15, 2023
“Listen… a very personal song.”
–The Bluegrass Situation, March 24, 2023
“We’ve been absolutely blown away.”
–If It’s Too Loud, January 17, 2023
May 12 – Boston, MA – WBUR CitySpace