Rod Picott

The son of a welder from rural New England, Rod Picott is a masterful songwriter and soulful singer who carries with him as fine a suitcase of songs as you'll find anywhere. Slaid Cleaves, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Fred Eagelsmith have recorded Rod Picott songs. A former construction worker who hung up his tools when he released his debut CD in 2000, Picott has carved a career for himself with a run of 6 beautifully crafted self released CDs over the last 13 years and a well earned reputation as a engaging, emotion fueled performer.

Hang Your Hopes On Crooked Nail, produced by RS Field [Billy Joe Shaver, Justin Townes Earle, Hayes Carll] is a collection of carefully crafted songs of rugged truth and beauty. Recorded at Joe Pisapia's [KD Lang, Guster] Middletree Studios in East Nashville the CD highlights Picott's particular gift for exploring complex themes in common language. The eleven songs on Hang Your Hopes On a Crooked Nail offer an unblinking albeit wry gaze into our common heart and a clenched fist of defiance against the trials that tear at our humanity.

Hailing from Northern Kentucky, Lauren Houston and Heather Turner are the fuel behind the fire of Honey & Houston, which also includes multi-instrumentalist Mark Cretcher and percussionist Daniel Peterson from Cincinnati, OH. The group has been a fixture at area music festivals in 2014, including Whispering Beard Folk Festival and Buckle Up Music Festival. The ensemble blends folk, country and blues influences with great melodies and goosebump-worthy harmonies.

Heather and Lauren met in 2006 at a gig they were each playing - Heather with her band at the time, Tupelo Honey, and Lauren as a singer/songwriter. Fast friends from the start, the pair have traveled around the local music scene as well as the world. After visiting Europe, time spent in Spain inspired the two to form a band. Using Craigslist, they found Mark Cretcher who brings mandolin, banjo, lap steel and electric guitar to the table. Daniel Peterson was the drummer of Tupelo Honey and on board for the new project as well.

Honey & Houston recently completed recording their first album and are excited to share it with the world. Each song on the album has its own story, drawing from their travels, occasionally being broke, family stories, life changes and love. After an incredible year they are looking forward to the 2015 release of Barcelona. In the words of one of their songs, “Giving up is not an option!”

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Rod Picott with Honey & Houston

Friday, November 22 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Southgate House Revival-Revival Room