DAYFri July 21
The Wilson Pickers are a formidable Australian group with an impeccable songwriting and live pedigree. Started in 2009 as a side project for Andrew Morris, Danny Widdicombe, Sime Nugent, Ben Salter and John Bedggood, The Wilson Pickers have since gone on to receive an ARIA nomination for each of their three albums, play major festivals throughout Australia and build a reputation for the very, very good time that is had by everyone at their live shows.
The Wilson Pickers play original folk and alt. country songs using bluegrass instrumentation. They stand five men across the front of the stage and are renowned for their five-part harmony singing and jovial attitude. Their shows are raucous, virtuosic, often spell binding and always fun. In 2017 the happy accidental side project that is the Wilson Pickers rolls on.
Their latest album ‘You Can’t Catch Fish From a Train’ features the raw ebullience for which The Wilson Pickers are known, alongside heartfelt reflections on some of what life has thrown at this band of deft musicians and close friends, each bringing their own talents and perspectives to the table while keeping their individual voices.