Hepcats! We have some new video clips - use the Tunes&Vids link above.
We're planning to do some impromptu outdoor concerts in 2022, and cautiously returning to indoor gigging. Hope to see you soon! Please join our mailing list for news; see Contact page.
The Wicked Pickers are your spiritual buddies for acoustic folk, jazz, Celtic, Latin, blues, R&B and soul, ummm with bluegrass instrumentation, and some hints of classical and funk. We're 98.6% genre-neutral and lovin' it! Do please LIKE us via that heinous firehose of misinformation, Facebook!
CD #4, The Travelled Way, is out! We have some really intriguing new originals that venture pretty far out on personal or musical limbs. Some samples below. HOW CAN YOU LISTEN? on Spotify, Pandora Or buy the (physical!) audio CD The Travelled Way on Amazon (nearly $20 w/shipping). Or email us your postal address and pay $12 on Venmo. Or drop by! THANKS.
Hear Ye Here, Ye!
The Wicked Pickers play Arlington PorchFest Main Stage
The Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) Porchfest Stage Committee selected The Wicked Pickers to be one of four bands to perform a one-hour set on the steps of Arlington Town Hall on SAT, NOV 13 between 11am-5pm (Pickers are about 2-3pm) as part the annual ACA Open Studios. If the weather is prohibitive, Porchfest Stage performances will be presented in the sanctuary of the First Parish Universalist Church.
CD Release at the Town Tavern in Arlington
No cover! Great atmosphere, food and drink.
The Wicked Pickers Lawn Concert
2:30 - 3:30ish Risa Lavelle & Mickey Roache, Katy Shea, Jodie Rachman 3:30 - 5:30ish THE WICKED PICKERS Bring a chair/blanket, beverage & snacks & dancing feet! Parking is available at the car repair shop @110 Concord Road. Don’t park on Concord Road!!!! If that lot is full, park on Old Concord Road where signs say it's Ok! Or you can park at Codman Estate and enjoy a lovely walk to the house. Rain date Sunday Oct 17.
Hours of hot pickin', soulful folk, acoustic latin jazz and WTF else we wanna play for you, our deserving friends and fans.
We'll be rocking our home base at this great, intimate funhouse. No cover. We love the food, the vibe, and YOU! So come on by and we'll make each other happy.
Atwoo'ds Satuday Matinee is a hot frickin'Wicked Pickin' warm your gizzard good time! No cover, good fun.
Town Tavern Hoochenanny
A rare gig while we focus on recording! Come out and join the fun! Fine vittles and hooch, and NO COVER. Come groove to some Precious Pickin' with our new band member, Arlington Percussion Professor Papa Joe!
Union Tavern, after Sloth Machine at 730pm
Sloth Machine plays at 730pm, then The Wicked Pickers at 9pm. Unexpected summer gig in between recording sessions, please come out and see us!
Local Pickin' After PorchFest!
Come check us out at the new Town Tavern in East Ahhlington, just opposite the Capitol Theater. You can enjoy a day of free music at Arlington PorchFest, then cap off the night with the Wicked Pickers! No cover, great spirits and music abounding.
Picking for Arlington PorchFest! We make music 2, then 3pm Annabelle's Revival, then 4pm Bill Morris and Dan Holabaugh. Or catch the Pickers AFTER PorchFest at the Town Tavern 9pm-midnight!
w/ Porch Party Mamas at Amazing Things
Opening for the incredibly fun and talented Porch Party Mamas. https://www.porchpartymamas.com/ Expect a crazy mix of foot stompin fun!
Dedham Square Coffeehouse
Sweet, warm, big old space in the heart of Dedham. Great grub and swell swigs, no cover. Another great chance for our "southern" fans to come out and party with Pickers!
Cozy and fun with hot pickin' music, beer or coffee, and stick around for dinner with us if you like! No cover.
Benefit for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
For 130 years, HIAS has protected refugees
and asylum seekers worldwide, helping them
build new lives in safety and with dignity. In
the aftermath of the recent shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh,
we wish to counter the shooter's display of hate and divisiveness with the
persistence of solidarity, hope, and music.
“TICKETS” to this benefit are your donations to HIAS. You can donate at the event (checks preferred, no credit cards) or beforehand directly at https://www.hias.org
Atwoods is a great scene, c'mon by, sing, dance, drink, shmooze, we LOVE YOU ALL yeeeeeeeHAAAAA!!
Wickedness at the Temple
All and everyone welcome to this beautiful setting for a Pickers show! Desserts & snacks, coffee/tea and BYOB. Shmoozing at 730pm, then music upstairs at 8pm in the Sanctuary! $10 cover.
The Wicked Pickers
The Pickers will be rocking Backroom Sunday at The Burren! It's a super good time, great brews, food and tunes. Tom tweaks the knobs so we sound even better than reality. And it's early enough to bring the kids!
Tickets available at the door, or cheaper using the Burren's $2 off Coupon Code, 24HOUR and the ticket link you see here.
The Wicked Pickers
great pub, and no cover! Kids welcome with parents. Yummy tunes/brews/food! Awesome new songs on the repertoire. Let's pack the place, again!
The Wicked Pickers
The Pickers are the featured (30min) act at the Jam'n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Cafe, smack in Arlington Center. No cover! Yummy pastries, 'spresso, sandwiches etc. And lots of local yokels.
Benefit for a Syrian refugee family
Join The Pickers 7pm Friday Feb 9 at the Kickstand Cafe in Arlington for an evening of live music to help fund the reunion and resettlement of a Syrian refugee family.
Also featuring amazing Palestinian oud player Basel Zayed http://www.baselzayed.com/
About the Syrian family: Thuria came to Boston four years ago to get treatment for her 6-year old son who was shot during street violence in Syria, and she lives here now with two sons. Her husband and 5 other children live in difficult conditions in Jordan. Together, we can raise the funds to reunite them in Canada under their private sponsorship program.