Slim Pickins residency in Cork during June 2012
Thanks to Anthony Mannion of Slim Pickins, who sends word that the band will have a residency every Wednesday in Cork city throughout the month of June 2012. Anthony writes:
It's in the Oliver Plunkett Bar, 116 Oliver Plunkett St., in Cork, and we will be playing original and traditional country roots and bluegrass for everyone. Please find attached a poster for the show [left] and a Facebook event page I have set up.
Anthony also sends as a reminder the band's bio:
Firmly rooted in old-time sounds, Slim Pickins have absorbed musical influences from a broad-reaching transection of American music. Merging the contemporary influence of Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings, and Levon Helm, and the traditional sounds of the Stanley Brothers, Doc Watson, and Bill Monroe with their own unique tones, they embody the old-time tradition whilst also managing to reveal their own voice.
Resonating from an unoccupied niche in the resurgence of today’s acoustic string bands, they've opened up for Irish folk legends Tir na Nog, Simone Felice's The Duke and the King, and shared the stage with Lisa Hannigan and Gavin Glass. Their own eclectic upbringings and an infatuation with western swing and early bluegrass sees them mixing original music with traditional arrangements of songs passed down through the years, as they deliver four-part vocal harmonies in time to buck-leppin' banjos, dobros, and guitars. Their high energy shows are good old-time fun, creating a sound that is as refreshing as it is downright addictive.