It’s so good to finally be able to welcome Rod Picott back to Seven Arts ! Rod was one of the acts from our early years in 2013 & 2014 and we’ve been trying to get him back here ever since – schedules don’t always align but we finally made it ! Rod has toured here for many years and has a dedicated fan base always eager support his live shows and pick up his new albums.
Picott is a 53 years old singer-songwriter whose music incorporates elements of Americana, alternative country, and folk. He was born in New Hampshire but grew up in South Berwick, Maine and relocated Nashville in 1994.
17 years ago he dropped his tool belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and released his first album Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues. The acclaimed debut put a nail in the coffin of his construction career and ignited his second career as a singer-songwriter. With his new album, his 11th, Out Past The Wires, that second career reveals itself in full flame.
Like much of Picott’s catalog, many of the songs on Out Past The Wires center around the lives of working people and the losses, defeats and small victories that can come hard won in a calloused world. It is here in the ordinary where Picott finds the gold he mines so beautifully on songs such as “Take Home Pay” – one of four songs written with longtime friend and co-writer Slaid Cleaves.
“Rod Picott is a seriously gifted lyricist – a writer of words and phrases that resonate and lead to reflection”
“Picott ‘flies under the radar’ for reasons I’ve yet to fathom because he’s highly regarded as a songwriter”
“The world of Americana music has recognised that Rod is one of the finest singer-songwriters on the scene today. It really is about time that everybody else caught on to that fact.”
On The Way Down – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91-QCPjdlHY
You’re Not Missing Anything – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqLNRAoFNe0
Advance tickets £11.00 / door £13.00
Doors – 8.00pm, Music – 8.30pmBuy Tickets