Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rod Picott: Welding Burns

Rod Picott: Welding Burns
Saturday November 17th at 9.00 pm in Rose's West End Bar, Lismore

WELDING BURNS - Rod Picott is back with a beautifully crafted new CD. Welding Burns is a fully realized songwriting marvel with characters so vivid the songs play like intimate 3 minute noir movies. Picott's ragged and soulful voice spins songs of loss, desire, rapture and work while pedal steel guitar winds elegantly throughout the album. Welding Burns is an album about scars of the skin and scars of the heart. Three songs; "Welding Burns", "Black T-Shirt" and "Rust Belt Fields" are co-written by Rod's longtime collaborator Slaid Cleaves. This is Picott's seventh cd release including an album of duets with occasional musical duo partner Amanda Shires.

Welding Burns was recorded at True Tone Studios in Nashville TN with co- producer, engineer David Henry [Cowboy Junkies, REM] The recording band features AMA instrumentalist of the year Will Kimbrough [Rodney Crowell] on guitar as well as Alex McCollough on pedal steel, Paul Slivka on bass, Paul Griffith on drums and Amanda Shires on fiddle.

" artist who deserves to be heard"
-Mary Gauthier

"... beautiful"
-Nate Dow/Boston Herald

"... Maine's finest songwriter"
-Arthur Wood/Maverick Magazine

 "...expertly nurtured and nuanced"
-The Daily Mirror

"...impressive songs"
-Q Magazine

 " album for our times."
-Joe Breen/IrishTimes


Anonymous said...

Where can I buy tickets for the Rod Picot gig ?

Brian O'Mahony said...

Tickets are available at the door. If you arrive at Rose's West End bar before 9.30 pm you won't have a problem.