South Australian Blues Society
Michael Pickett is quite a sensation. He has been described in a press release as an "astonishingly original songwriter and dynamic performer in the blues genre". Yeah, but is he any good you might ask? Well, the answer is 'yes'. Proof is on the newly released CD Blues Money on the Wooden Teeth Records Label. Michael Pickett hails from Toronto Canada. He has created a reasonably distinctive North American feel to the sound of this CD. There is an overall smoothness that permeates the tracks with great harmonica and vocal work being produced by Michael. For no apparent reason I felt sure I was listening to Joe Camilleri in his Blues incarnation. Similar vocal style, phrasing, instrumentation give me a sense of deja vu. Well the world is a big enough place for both talented artists. Tracks Blues Money , Work So Hard and Walkin' make it clear to the listener that Michael Pickett knows how to play some kicking Blues. Pickett has enlisted a talented collection of musicians; notably Colin Linden playing dobro on Work So Hard .Check out the website: www.michaelpickett.com
Obviously he takes his music very seriously! Go on dig into the hip pocket and buy some Blues Money . It will be money well spent.
© 2006 Michael Pickett