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See you at Sleepy Owl Brewery!
you want to hear
We are privileged to play for the best audiences ever. And over the years, we’ve gotten a lot of requests for cover songs. Some of them eventually became popular parts of our set list –everything from Johnny Cash to Etta James. We’ve seen them written on cocktail napkins, coasters, and even twenty dollar bills. (continues below)
But recently, we’ve had a few that enter our own personal Hall of Fame. Above left, the song ever musician has had yelled at them from the back of the room–Freebird. What made this request special was that it came on a paper hat from the infamous Dick’s Last Resort in Gatlinburg from a large group celebrating someone’s 28th birthday (or 40th–we’ll never tell). We didn’t play “Freebird”, but we did play the modern-day-always-requested-from-the-back-of-the-room-song, “Wagon Wheel”, instead.
Above right, a paper plate (that was formerly home to a Bretzel) at Southern Appalachian Brewery requesting Nancy Sinatra, Cher and Procol Harum. The beautiful woman that requested these songs stayed for the whole show and was almost immediately rewarded with Boots, boots that were made for walking.
Our early April tour includes 10+ shows in 10 days and takes us from Black Mountain, NC up to Virginia and back down to Lexington, SC and back home to Tennessee again over the course of a dozen days. And we’ve already had an advance request for Harper Valley PTA. With that much notice, how do we say “No”? Plus, we had a request for Ode to Billy Joe last night which is nearly the same song as Harper Valley PTA. So learning either is like a 2 for 1, ha. We’re on it.
But our all time favorite request is always,
“We’d love to hear another original.”
Thanks for that. We love you too.
Hendersonville, HERE WE COME.
See you at Southern Appalachian Brewery on Friday, January 16th! (continues below)
Cornhole, family & pet friendly, food truck visits, FANTASTIC micro-brewed beer & music by the Pea Pickin’ Hearts…all found at Southern Appalachian Brewery! Hear us live January 16th, 2015! Show starts 8ish! Plus, this is the VERY BEST backstage in touring history…EVER
All this wee, we’re hard at work writing songs for our next EP/CD! Whether it will be an EP or CD has still yet to be determined, ha.
First Friday with the PEA PICKIN’ HEARTS
The Arts & Culture Alliance and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta proudly present a new exhibition entitled “A Narrative of Light and Shadow” featuring the artistry of Taiwan’s female photographers. Three photographers will each present a series of images depicting portraiture, humanitarian concerns, landscape, aboriginal culture, and culture in general. (continues below)
The exhibition will be on display in the main gallery of the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville from January 9-31, 2015, and an opening reception will take place on Friday, January 9, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The First Friday reception also features music by the Pea Pickin’ Hearts in the gallery.
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Happy 2015 from the Pea Pickin’ Hearts!
We can’t wait to get started…
Join us for an elegant Paris-themed New Year’s Eve Dinner & Party at the Buckhorn Inn in Gatlinburg, TN. Guests are invited to dress to the nines. Put on something lacy if you have it or something suitably glitzy. Tiaras provided! Ties & coats are always a welcome look for the menfolk. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.
Dinner will begin with champagne served at your table, followed by four fabulous French-inspired courses. Live music by the Pea Pickin’ Hearts will be performed throughout dinner.
Email or Call the Innkeeper for more information!
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it is time to
When the Pea Pickin’ Hearts play, it is with a literal AND figurative song in our hearts every time we hit the stage. If we’re having a rough day, a live performance can turn it all around. If we don’t have a show to perform, then we’re thrilled to listen to others play. We are inspired by their stories, their energy– by their love for what they do.
On occasion, we have a few listeners in our crowds that look bored. YES, we’re admitting THAT. And, we find ourselves working even harder to get them to interact, crack a smile or just make eye contact. When the show is over, I am always a little afraid when I see the bored, disinterested, unengaged audience member approaching the side of the stage to talk. It has happened so many times that by now we should realized what they are going to say, ” You guys are fantastic. We had such a great time!”.
We misunderstood. People misunderstand all the time. You see, we LIVE to take you away from the rest of what ails, worries and angers you about the world –one 45 minute set at a time.
We forget that you don’t forget, or simply can’t forget. That anxiety or sadness or worry or simple exhaustion stays with you in the back of your mind. It is the unwelcome resident that steals your peace and makes you approach the world with your guard up, justifiably. And while you’ve had a good time, your faces sometimes bear the burden of your exhausted hearts and minds.
Our fondest wish for this holiday season &
the upcoming new year
Not WORLD PEACE, although that would be wonderful. No, we wish a little personal peace for each of you. Go hear your favorite musician, whomever that may be, and let them transport you somewhere else with a story or a rhyme or a catchy tune. When you have a little peace, your favorite musician just might get a smile. And THAT, is truly all we want for Christmas.
All our love to you this holiday season…
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Enjoy Live ORIGINAL and HOLIDAY Music. Cold Beer. Hot Coffee. Open-Minded Atmosphere, Free-Speech Zone and the Pea Pickin’ Hearts on Saturday, December 20th starting at 8pm at The Acoustic Coffeehouse in Johnson City! We’ll even have holiday CDs available for those last minute stocking stuffers!