Preston Girard's bluesy rock is rooted lyrically in the shifting dark and light of a Kansas plain and musically in the marriage of melody and mood. He began writing music in 1997 set to poetry written by his father, suspense novelist James Preston Girard. Two years later, Preston started writing his own lyrics. He recorded a 5-song demo in 1999 and in March of 2002 he released an eleven-track CD called "Simple Life".
"Simple Life" was recorded at Argyle Sound in Chicago and was produced by Jon Williams. The CD showcases Preston's ability to move from rock to folk to blues to country. Preston's music is heavily influenced by The Beatles, Radiohead, John Prine, The Black Crowes and Nirvana and has been compared to the music of Bob Dylan, Train, R.E.M. and Gin Blossoms.
Preston's second CD, "Along Chicago", was released in September 2008 and is available for download or purchase at www.cdbaby.com/cd/prestongirard2. His latest CD, "Harper Street", is now available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/prestongirard3.