Album | ABC Music / Universal | August 26, 2016
Recorded in the round at Church Farm Studios in Billinudgel, NSW over three days in February this year, the album returns The Wilson Pickers to the bluegrass instrumentation and five-part harmony singing that propelled this side project to centre stage in 2009.
Both their previous albums have been nominated for ARIA awards and the band are calling this release their best work yet.
Ben Salter, Sime Nugent, Andrew Morris, Danny Widdicombe and John Bedggood initially formed the fabled Wilson Pickers as a side project and soon built a reputation for their raucous, virtuosic and often spell binding live shows at festivals around the country.
They recorded two studio albums – The Land Of The Powerful Owl (2009) and Shake It Down (2010).
This album is more than a reunion for five of Australia’s finest singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalists. This is more a case of unfinished business. Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine) mixed and mastered the album.
There are guest appearances by Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger) and Rod Coe (Slim Dusty) making this highly anticipated release a very well credentialed recording with a lot of heart.