From constructing buildings to constructing songs, Unplugged

Musician Rod Picott comes to Garstang Unplugged
Musician Rod Picott comes to Garstang Unplugged

Seventeen years ago Rod Picott dropped his tool belt, picked up a guitar and released his first album Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues.

It put a nail in the coffin of his construction career and ignited his second career as a singer-songwriter.

With his new album, Out Past The Wires, that second career reveals itself in full flame, showcasing whispery ballads to guitar driven rockers.

A spokesman for Garstang Unplugged, at The Kenlis Arms, which welcomes him to the club on Thursday, March 15, said: “Like much of Picott’s catalogue, many of the songs centre 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 written with longtime friend Slaid Cleaves. Picott’s eye for the revealing detail and sense of empathy has brought praise from music critics since his debut.”

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