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The Wilson Pickers

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The Wilson Pickers is an country blues band formed in 2008 and comprises three Queenslanders, Ben Salter, Danny Widdicombe, Andrew Morris, and two Victorians, Sime Nugent and John Bedggood. Their 2008 album, Land of the Powerful Owl, earned them a nomination for an ARIA Award for Best Blues & Roots Album and their 2010 album, Shake It Down, earned them second. Band members: Ben Salter, Danny Widdicombe, Andrew Morris, Sime Nugent, John Bedggood

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Discography

  • Land of the Powerful Owl, 2008
  • Shake It Down, 2010
  • Jolene, 2009

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On Jul 23, 2009. 1:52pm
JON said

Even though DIG/ DIG Country seem to like them, I don't see what all the fuss is about the Wilson Pickers. They seem to be a bunch of young guys who play rock and pop music who think bluegrass and country music is all about dumb hillbillys and a few 'yee hahs' - and therefore, easy to play. In contrast with 'real' bluegrass, their music lacks 'the high lonesome sound' that Buill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs, etc. made the defining character of the music, along with technically brilliant musicianship.

On Jan 31, 2011. 2:31pm
Jethro said

Jon is right. There are a lot of acts emerging that say bluegrass or roots or pickers and who are nothing more than guitar casuals and front bar rockers. Strumming a few guitar chords isn't enough. Where are the banjo and fiddle pickers and the three part harmony? Where is the gospel quartet? Where is the high lonesome sound? Where are the ancient tones?

On Feb 12, 2011. 10:43am
Nick said

I think these guys are great and a breath of fresh air in a market that lacks variety.

I agree that these guys don't fit into the bluegrass genre, but that in no way takes away from what they do. I'm sure that they have bluegrass CDs in their collections and have a healthy respect for them. My guess is that they've come from a rock/pop background and have been pulled by bluegrass towards creating acoustic driven music that tips its hat to bluegrass, but is not bluegrass in and of itself.

I play in a band that fuses bluegrass with alt-country influences (you don't get pedal steel in most bluegrass bands). Whilst at times we've angst about the fact that we're not true bluegrass, we have been welcomed, supported and highly encouraged by the bluegrass community in Australia and look forward to continue being influenced by them.

On Apr 28, 2011. 11:39am
Bill said

the wilson pickers rule full stop! they dont profess they are a bluegrass band, quite the opposite actually. they just play bluegrass style instuments and put their own stamp on it. good on em i say.

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