Rod Picott is over in the UK paying a series of dates October thru November, the tour coincides with the UK / Euro release of Rod’s new album Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail, after the success of his last album Welding Burns which spent ten weeks on the AMA chart and earned Picott both Songwriter of the Year and Male Artist of the Year (2011) accolades by Freeform American Roots (FAR) as well as praise from Beat Surrender of course.
Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail (the title lifted from a line in one of the album’s songs, ‘Dreams’) is a little more restrained than it’s predecessor and it seems, on first listen at least that Rod has mellowed, but the storytelling is by no means sweetness and light, there’s heartache, loss and despair in there too as the Maine born troubadours “Circus of Misery and Heartbreak” rolls on, ,the stories may be delivered with a gentler hand and voice though the melancholy permeates through the veneer of ‘hope’.
Rod Picott UK Tour Dates, with The Gun Shy Dogs (Doug & Telisha Williams) and solo shows as indicated*
Thurs 24 Barnacre, nr. Garstang, Lancs.
Fri 25 Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs. Diamond Jubilee Town Hall
Sat 26 Dinton, nr. Aylesbury Dinton Parish Church
Sun 27 Kenley, Croydon Santini’s Restaurant
Sun 27 Brighton The Prince Albert Evening Show
Weds 30 London The Slaughtered Lamb
Thurs 31 Sheffield Shakespeares
Fri 1 Leeds Seven Arts
Sat 2 Elford, nr. Lichfield. Elford Village Hall
Sun 3 Nottingham The Maze
Tues 5 Basingstoke The Forge @ The Anvil *Solo
Weds 6 Formby, Merseyside Grateful Fred’s, Formby British Legion *Solo
Thurs 7 South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne The Brandling Villa *Solo
Sun 10 Glasgow Woodend Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club *Solo