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That’s right folks! We’ve been nominated for another ARIA Award! Our new album You Can’t Catch Fish From a Train has been selected to be in contention for best Blues and Roots album in the 2016 ARIA Awards which will be held on 23rd November.
What are we going to wear? It’s a good problem to have.
Thanks to everyone in the industry that’s been supporting our comeback album after Danny’s third bout in the ring with leukaemia. He won in a knockout!
See you on the road!
Howdy Music Fans! Our single ‘Pulled Apart by Horses’ has entered the Australian National Country Music Airplay Chart t number 4! Thanks to all the stations around this big wide brown land for supporting our new music! We’ve got some big news coming soon too so stay tuned!
“Welcome back, Wilson Pickers. After a five-year hiatus — initially brought on by the 2011 leukaemia relapse of vocalist/guitarist Danny Widdicombe — the bluegrass supergroup return with new single, “Pulled Apart By Horses”, the first preview from forthcoming album, You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train, exclusively premiered today via Rolling Stone.
Right from the outset, it’s clear their trademark tongue-in-cheek larrikinism hasn’t faded, as lead Ben Salter “jacked up on gin and gatorade” darts from religious references to film metaphors to solemn poetic punches (“I really miss my mother”), before charging the troupe into a mid-song hoedown. The group’s candour playfulness is further extenuated by the lo-fi clip, featuring all five dancing and prancing along to the song’s smirking tone.
You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train is set to be released on August 26th via ABC Music. [J.N.]”
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What people are saying..
I’m a sucker for some blues harp and slide guitar, but combine it with John Bedggood’s mandolin.. someone get me a mop and a new pair of pants. My already high expectations for the night are blown away like McCain’s chances in 2012.- Rave Magazine
Barman Blues is the kind of loose party blues, complete with false start, that sounds like The Wilson Pickers are sitting right there in the room with you and passing the bottle around.- The Courier Mail
Each of the five vocalists put in their standard excellent performances, suiting the music perfectly.. There’s an authenticity to these songs, but also a laidback versatility. ..Land Of The Powerful Owl is a superb debut, full of the rich soul that each of these musicians bring to every performance.- FasterLouder
There is a fantastic mix of sounds and songs, made possible by the assembly of the five talented singers and songwriters that make up this collective.. ..delivered with the enthusiasm and honesty of a bunch of guys who not only love music, but obviously respect each other and enjoy each other’s company.- The Dwarf