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AAA Music | 14 July 2020

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The Black Twig Pickers’ Record Store Day 2012 7″ + live dates

| 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.


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