September 22, 2007
At the age of four he sang for his grandmother, who tossed him nickels and dimes while she sat at the kitchen table sipping her whiskey-laced tea. His mother bought him a harmonica when he was about 13. Shortly after that he saw Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee on TV and he was hooked for life. The soul of this timeless genre is deeply rooted in his psyche and he continues to nurture this passion.
Pickett embraces the Blues with style, substance and musical integrity. In the 70s, 80s, and 90s he established himself as a musically groundbreaking, electrifying singer-songwriter and harmonica player, leading seminal bands Whiskey Howl, Wooden Teeth, and the Michael Pickett Band. Musically profound, they pushed the envelope for Blues and funky Roots music. He provided the direction for all three projects and surrounded himself with some of the top musicians in the country.
“Get your Blues, Roots, and Americana here…Canada never sounded so South.” –Cafe Guide
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