2014 July 26

WE’VE GOT your backside

Well, sort of.  Our new Pea Pickin’ Hearts Creekwood Crow stickers arrived while we were out of town.  Don’t they look fantastic?  We meant for you to put them on your car as a bumper sticker, but we’ll leave that decision to you. (continues below picture)

Pea Pickin' Hearts Creekwood Crow stickers

Get your Creekwood Crow bumper sticker at Pea Pickin’ Hearts’ shows starting August 13th!

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2014 July 25

New merchandise cases for the Pea Pickin' Hearts!ROAD CASES
of a sort


Our new/old merchandise cases arrived. 

We can’t wait to transform these accordion cases into the traveling home for our merchandise.

They need a lot of work, but we’re excited about the possibilities.  With a little division, some repair and maybe even a little lighting

Stay tuned to see the after pictures sometime in the next few weeks!

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Another PIECE…

2014 July 24


As the release date for our Creekwood Crow CD approaches (August 13th), everyday brings a package to our doorstep.  We’re loving this HUGE 5″ square wood-mounted stamp that arrived today from  We have been using this Iowa-based company for years, and each time a new stamp arrives, we remember why.

Creekwood Crow CD from the Pea Pickin' Hearts!

Can’t wait to put this to good use.  I suspect those of you that know us can figure out how…

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PROOFS in cotton…

2014 July 22

Pea Pickin' Hearts Ladies' T-Shirt PROOFCOMING SOON
to a show
near you!

Just in time for the August 13th release of our new CD, Creekwood Crow, the Pea Pickin’ Hearts have Creekwood Crow t-shirts on the way for men in army green & women in chocolate brown.

We thought you might enjoy seeing the mock ups in the meantime…

We are offering Large & X-Large t-shirts at first, but additional sizes will be added later.  We even have stickers on the way as well.

T-shirts  & Stickers will be available only at shows at this time. 


Pea Pickin' Hearts' Mens T-Shirt PROOFLet us know what other merchandise you’d like to see from the Pea Pickin’ Hearts!  And be sure to catch our performances at WDVX’s Blue Plate Special (Knoxville) & Sugarlands Distillery (Gatlinburg) on August 13th for your t-shirt!

Special thanks to for the help customizing our new merchandise.

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Going digital…

2014 July 14

Creekwood Crow CD by the Pea Pickin' HeartsTHE TIMES
have changed

So we have a new CD coming out entitled “Creekwood Crow” (8/13/2014), and we’ve made the decision to only release it digitally.  No, really.  We have more and more people buying music digitally, and we’ve decided to downsize our CD merch case and go digital.  We are going to continue to duplicate specialty CDs like our Christmas in July best seller for retail outlets.  But, our original releases will only be sold via digital download cards at shows or online.  Whatcha think? 

In addition, we are contemplating accepting credit cards at shows for merchandise like CDs & bumperstickers AND for tips.  Would you leave a tip via credit card?

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SUNDAY brunch…

2014 June 21


Sleep in Sunday, but be sure come see the Pea Pickin’ Hearts
from 12-2 at The Cabin Cafe for GREAT food & #livemusic!

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Morristown Farmer’s Market

2014 June 19


The Morristown Downtown Farmers Market is open for the 2014 season, six days a week, from 9AM to 6PM.  Buy local, fresh produce and hear the Pea Pickin’ Hearts too, Friday, June 20th from 11:30am to 12:30pm. (continues below picture)

Check out the Pea Pickin' Hearts in the Morristown CitizenTribune

We will be performing a rare acoustic show and testing out a few brand new tunes from our upcoming “Creekwood Crow” CD including the title track, Grouse & Grackle and more.  Thanks to the Crossroads Downtown Partnership for inviting us and to the Citizen Tribune for the front-page write up.

Click here to read the full article.



PUSH MY buttons

2014 May 11

Barronelli Button Accordian 2EXTRA

Okay, we don’t really have EXTRA space, but I couldn’t resist this little Barronelli Button Accordion in the key of C.

(A button accordion is a type of accordion on which the melody-side keyboard consists of a series of buttons rather than piano-style keys.)

The original bellows are decent at holding air but understandably show wear. It is in the key of C with 7 treble buttons and 2 bass buttons.  I just couldn’t resist.

Rochelle C-1 ConcertinaThe Barronelli is meant to amuse the senses until the C-1 Rochelle Concertina arrives. 


It is a beauty, and we are excited to experiment with a new rudimentary sound.

Our upcoming CD, Creekwood Crow, has a decidedly Folk feel, and it really came as a surprise to us.  So, this instrument felt like a natural experimental progression.  The Rochelle model (2nd generation) is a 30-button, key of C/G.  Black celluloid finish, white plastic buttons, riveted action, Italian reeds (Cagnoni) and 7-fold bellows.

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2014 May 3


Today, the Pea Pickin’ Hearts received a “Maine Made” treasure from Chris Gray at Riff Wooden Picks Jon usually prefers to play with a Fender teardrop-style pick, and this one will get a try at our Pea Pickin’ Hearts gig at The Cabin Cafe on Sunday, May 4th! (continues below)

The Pea Pickin' Hearts and Riff Wood Picks!

Jon had initial reservations about a wooden pick, given he is used to a slightly flexible Fender Heavy celluloid pick.  However, he appreciates the tone (a little bright & brash) than lends itself to the Appalachian-inspired sounds of the Pea Pickin’ Hearts.

Get your own in the Riff Wood Picks Etsy Shop!

Behind the RED DOOR!

2014 April 28
by The Pea Pickin' Hearts

Come hear the Pea Pickin Hearts at the Red Door Tavern in West Columbia SC!South Carolina
here we come…

The Pea Pickin’ Hearts been planning a short trip back to South Carolina around Father’s Day, and now we have a show to anchor the trip.  Come hear the Pea Pickin’ Hearts play at the Red Door Tavern in West Columbia, SC on Saturday, June 14th.

There’s no cover charge.  We are looking forward to seeing the smiling face of all of our SC peeps!

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