This is Rod Picott’s third album in almost as many years, but this one is a little different to his previous recent efforts. Songs on ‘Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil’ were written after a serious health scare that Picott experienced during the winter of 2018 and reflect on some of his life experiences and regrets … Continue reading “Rod Picott “Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil” (Broken Jukebox Media, 2019)”
Rod Picott’s pedigree is prodigious and it shows in his music. In this album, produced by Neilson Hubbard in Nashville, he is framed by standout musicians: Will Kimborough, Lex Price, Evan Hutchings and Kris Donegan. His recent tour of the UK will have re-emphasised his stature. He says of ‘Out Past The Wires’ that it … Continue reading “Rod Picott “Out Past The Wires” (Welding Rod Records, 2018)”
Ahead of a big March tour and taken from his superb new double album Out Past The Wires, this is a typically honest and raw song from the great Rod Picott.
Rod Picott has been recording for 17 years now which is almost as long as this century’s been around, his debut album ‘Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues’ putting a nail in the coffin of his construction career and launching his second wind in life as a songwriter. His new album ‘Out Past the Wires’ spans two … Continue reading “Rod Picott lands in UK for tour next month”
From his new double album and undoubted career high (which is saying something) Out Past The Wires, released on February 16th, this is the mighty Rod Picott. He’s in the UK in March and you really shouldn’t miss him.
Americana UK described Rod Picott, some years back, as, “the best of the current crop of Americana singer-songwriters.” Over the course of eight albums the one time sheet rock hanger (that’s plasterboard on this side of the water) has consistently proved us right while his live appearances are always eagerly anticipated. Good news then that … Continue reading “Rod Picott’s Circus of Misery and Heartbreak is coming back to the UK”
Looks like somebody has heeded the clarion call from RS Country a few months back. Paste reports: “As the epicenter of America’s typically patriotic country-music scene, Nashville is officially combating the hate and bigotry seeping out of Washington. A collective of Nashville songwriters, featuring Mary Gauthier, Derek Webb and Radney Foster, have recorded Strange Freedom: … Continue reading “Nashville songwriters release anti-Trump comp”
Over on Rolling Stone Country, much underrated Americana troubadour Slaid Cleaves has been talking about his upcoming new album Ghost on the Car Radio and previewing the first song from it Drunken Barber’s Hand. It’s a co-write with frequent collaborator Rod Picott who, as is often the case, has released his own version of … Continue reading “Slaid Cleaves previews track from new album”
Italian band Lowlands have form in the tribute album area with their homage to Woody Guthrie from a few years back a fine reimagining of the old hobo’s songs. Here they celebrate the late great Townes Van Zandt with a song by song delivery of his last ever setlist, a show at London’s Borderline on … Continue reading “Lowlands and Friends “Play Townes Van Zandt’s Last Set” (Route 61/Harbour Song Records 2017)”
Nathan Bell , a troubadour in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle, was sandwiched in between two rather noisy acts for this, his Scottish debut. The fans had packed Oran Mor for the headliner James McMurtry and had been warmed up by the opening act, Alice Drinks The Kool Aid. This peculiarly … Continue reading “Nathan Bell @Celtic Connections. Oran Mor, Glasgow: 2nd February 2017”