Greetings music fans!
We're absolutely delighted to announce the imminent arrival of our first LIVE album. This imaginatively titled album 'The Wilson Pickers LIVE!' is being released on vinyl, cd, cassette and somewhere in cyberspace. We'd like to offer you, our dear fans and supporters, the chance to get your hands on this new recording before anybody else by pre-ordering your copy so you can have it by Christmas. That's two whole months before it hits the stores!
We're also offering you the chance to purchase a one off test pressing of our new 'Live!" vinyl and also the chance to have us perform at your place.
Recorded at the famous Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival in 2017, 'The Wilson Pickers LIVE!' is a candid snap shot of us doing what we do best.
Last year we returned from our four year hiatus and released our third studio album 'You Can't Catch Fish From a Train'. We ended up being nominated for an ARIA Award, a Golden Guitar and also an AIR Award. We came a close second each time. (Second comes right after first!) So close!
We can't deny the joy we felt at being back on the road to bring you our new songs and old favourites across the country. We took our caravan of Australiana to Port Fairy Folk Festival, The Spiegel Tent in Hobart, Riverboats in Echuca, Splendour in the Grass, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Yeppoon Village Festival, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Mullum Music Festival, Bello Winter Festival, Dashville Skyline, Wallaby Creek Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and of course Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival. It's been a hell of a ride!
Preorder your copy today so you can turn us on at your place when ever you're in the mood.
Here're some early reviews we've had for the new album 'The Wilson Pickers Live!'
"The banjo could be a bit louder" Ben Salter (banjo)
"I thought they'd be funnier" Oliver Widdicombe (Danny's son)
Obviously not a great start but maybe you'll have more 'constructive' criticism to add to our CV.
See you on the road!
The Wilson Pickers
We intend to use the $2,500 to pay for the pressing of our vinyl. We're only making 350 copies and we're having it made in Australia at Zenith Records - gotta support local maufacturers right?
The pressing itself will cost over $3,500 but with your help we'll be able to get it over the line.
It's always risky making a new album and it's especially so wth this one because we've never released a Live album before. Hopefully people are interested. As Chuck Berry said, "it goes to show, you can never tell".