The Black Twig Pickers’ Record Store Day 2012 7″ + live dates
aaamusic | On 15, Apr 2012
The Black Twig Pickers will release a Record Store Day 7″ (April 21st 2012) “Yellow Cat / You’ll Never Miss Your Mama” on Thrill Jockey Records.
Banjos and fiddles, boards and bones in hand, the Black Twig Pickers dove into a living tradition of old-time music that surrounds their homes along the Virginia/West Virginia line and never looked back. Both scholars of the regional sounds and advocates of an ecstatic and highly personal approach to the music, the Twigs hold down local dance and bar gigs, play all manner of celebrations and every so often, hit the road. Along the way, Isak Howell, Nathan Bowles and Mike Gangloff kept company with some of underground America’s heavyweights and haunted the doorsteps of Appalachian fiddle and banjo masters. They’ve played for the National Council for the Traditional Arts and for audiences overseas.
LIVE APRIL 2012 DATES:
April 19th – BRIGHTON, Prince Albert
+ Ewan D. Rodgers
April 21st – BRUSSELS, Le Viaduc
April 22nd – LONDON, The Slaughtered Lamb
April 23rd – EDINBURGH, The Banshee Labyrinth
+ Sir Richard Bishop
April 24th – NEWCASTLE, Morden Tower
+ Bob Stork & The Heaton Playboys
April 26th – PARIS, Batofar
+ Cath & Phil Tyler + Awesome Tapes From Africa