Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Rod Picott - LIVE in Mick Murphy's, October 6, 2014


Rod Picott returns to play BAG at Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare on Monday, October 6th. Doors open at 8:30pm, and admission is €12 at the door.

Rod Picott is the songs he sings. Since before Woody Guthrie songwriters have soaked their public image in the sepia tones of the working life but Picott bears the real life scars of living that life. 
Rod Picott's songs are inhabited by sheetrock hangers, drinkers, circus hands, boxers and working girls and he sings about his characters with intimacy. Listening to a Rod Picott album you can smell the gasoline on a mechanics hands and the perfume of lovers in dark corners; he fondly tells the stories of the often voiceless blue collar regular 'Joe', for he was, and still is that soldier.

The son of a welder and former Marine, Picott grew up in the small mill town of South Berwick, Maine, Rod Picott has released five solo cds and one cd with sometimes duo partner Amanda Shires-- all to excellent reviews and extensive touring. The very definition of a modern troubadour Picott tours the U.S. in a Jeep Cherokee with a current odometer reading of 276,300 miles. Picott also tours annually in Europe and the U.K. to the tune of 130 plus shows yearly. Picott is lauded for his narrative and melodic songwriting, passionate delivery and darkly humorous onstage storytelling. 

'Haunted Man' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCZtdQH6J2M

Highly recommended.

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