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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