Prakash Slim grew up in poverty outside the town of Lalitpur, Nepal. Drawn to music since childhood, he traded a bicycle for a guitar and threw himself into learning and listening to blues and blues rock. By his early twenties he was in a blues, rock and instrumental band as well as working as a guitar instructor. An invitation to the Walden School of Music in San Francisco was a big break for Prakash, but then came the devastating Nepal earthquake of 2015. Work as a musician in Nepal was impossible during the earthquake aftermath, and to make matters worse, in 2017 Prakash fell seriously ill. During his convalescence he happened to scroll across the facebook group "Acoustic Guitar Pickers", and he completely changed musical directions; developing an obsession with Robert Johnson, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and many of the other pre-war blues greats. They provided Prakash Slim both solace and as a way to continue his musical career. Although it is difficult for many to travel outside of Nepal, Prakash has connected with the online blues world in a big way! In recent years, he's garnered an impressive amount streaming/radio play, blues press coverage and great reviews of his music. His goal is to tour in America, Europe and South America-- his first destination? The Crossroads in Clarksdale MS, of course!
Check out Prakash's original tunes "Living In Memory", and one sung in his native language "Corona Blues"-- he performs both in this video.
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