Hey Friends!

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!

Breaking News:

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 SpotifyPandora 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.

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Previous events


The Wicked Pickers play Arlington PorchFest Main Stage

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Arlington Town Hall Front Steps, 730 Mass. Ave. , Arlington, MA

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.

The Wicked Pickers Lawn Concert

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The Little Green House, 100 Concord Rd, Lincoln, MA

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.


Local Pickin' After PorchFest!

The Town Tavern, 201 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474

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.

Benefit for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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The Barn, 293 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA

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

The Wicked Pickers

The Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville

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.

Benefit for a Syrian refugee family

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Kickstand Cafe, 594 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA

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/

Reserve a spot at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hot-tunes-on-a-cold-night-a-benefit-to-resettle-a-syrian-refugee-family-tickets-41905618834?aff=es2

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.