On the Road…again.

2014 November 17

come hear the
Pea Pickin’ Hearts
THIS WEEKEND!

After a tented show at The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, we’re headed back to North Carolina.  Come hear us Friday at the Rumour Has It Wine Bar in Rutherfordton or Saturday at Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville. (continues below)

Come hear the Pea Pickin' Hearts THIS weekend!

We can’t wait to see your smiling faces!

Cover Art.

2014 November 13

What’s in a name?

We batted around A LOT of names for our new holiday CD, but in the end, it was Winter Wax that spoke to us.  “Pressing Wax” is 1950s/1960s slang for recording an album–a vinyl album.  Known for our retro sound, we’ve been heavily inspired by rockabilly culture & western swing during these writing & recording sessions.  It seemed only natural that the cover art would suggest a label for a vinyl record. (continues below)

Winter Wax CD from the Pea Pickin' Hearts!

We gave nearly every designer we know an opportunity to talk us out of our fairly obscure title reference, but instead, they echoed our love for both the title and the design direction.  Let us know what YOU think of our new cover art…

We’re hoping to release Winter Wax shortly after Thanksgiving.
Stay tuned for song lists, sample lyrics & more!

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A Race to the Finish…

2014 November 12

COMING SOON…

We are hard at work on finishing up our Winter Wax CD, and it always feels like a race to the finish. (continued below)

Does that video help make the process any clearer? 

We’ll be previewing cover art soon!

Aluminum

2014 November 4

Ode to the ARTIFICIAL TREE

We are working on the last few songs of the Pea Pickin’ Hearts’ new winter/holiday CD (yet unnamed), and we’re tickled with our latest rockabilly inspired, re-interpreted version of “O Christmas Tree”.  A wait until you hear the “I Saw 3 Ships” tribute to Brian Setzer & Imelda May. (continues below)

Rachel Gibson of the Pea Pickin' Hearts during Christmas of 1972!

Rachel’s first Christmas with her Mom in front of a swanky white tree w/ handmade ornaments!

The smell of a real tree is unmatchable; however, the retro-swing of aluminum is undeniable.  We’re shooting for a release of the new tunes around the first of December.

Don’t forget to catch one of our Christmas shows.
Check out our Upcoming Dates or
Follow US on Facebook
to find our schedule!

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THANKS a Million!

2014 October 26

19 shows down, 1 show to go

We had a great time playing 5 shows in the past 4 days AND 19 shows in October so far.  We’ve just got one show left on HALLOWEEN at Tom & Earl’s Back Alley Grill.  We can’t believe how many great people we’ve met.  Just during our Sunday show at Back Alley Grill, we met people from… (continues below)

Thank you from the Pea Pickin' Hearts!

Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Florida & Georgia!  Wowza!  Thank you to folks from all the other states that travel to Gatlinburg this weekend and caught one of our shows.  And double thank yous to what seems like the hundreds of you that have become our fans on Facebook this week.  And unlimited thanks to those of you those of you requesting & clapping for original music.

We can’t wait to see you at shows while we’re on tour
in South Carolina & North Carolina in November.

We’ll see you soon!

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BUSY weekend…

2014 October 22

COME SEE the Pea Pickin’ Hearts
while you’re in the Smokies this WEEKEND!

Come see the Pea Pickin' Hearts while you are in the Great Smoky Mountains this weekend!

Don’t forget you can follow the Peas on Instagram
for backstage views while we’re on the road!

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What’s the score?

2014 October 19

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CRICKETS by the Pea Pickin’ Hearts ©2014

(Recorded live at the Pittsboro Roadhouse for the Tokyo Rosenthal Radio Program on Sept. 4, 2014)

This song is dedicated to every musician that ever played a sports bar where the stage is directly opposite of the big screen TV on game day. We feel your pain.  We’ve had our share of cancelled Saturday night shows due to football games.  (continues below)

You can download Crickets,
from our Creekwood Crow CD, TODAY on iTunes.

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Recorded Live…

2014 October 15

SWALLOW & SWOON
by the Pea Pickin’ Hearts ©2014

(Recorded live at the Pittsboro Roadhouse for the Tokyo Rosenthal Radio Program on Sept. 4, 2014)

Jon & I are rarely apart–maybe 8 to 10 hours per week.  And, every time we see a story in the news about couples that die in short succession, we talk about the phenomenon of dying of a “broken heart”.  We can only imagine that the same will be our fate many years from now. (continues below)

But, Swoon & Swallow is really just a sweet love song, with a sea shanty feel, about lovers dying one just after the other–based on the traditional sailor’s tattoo imagery of the swallow being a metaphor for safe passage.  Although it IS about death, it is a sweet song of devotion that anticipates being reunited as opposed to mourning loss.

You can download Swallow & Swoon,
from our Creekwood Crow CD, TODAY on iTunes.

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OPEN CHORD Brewhouse & Stage.

2014 October 10

New Knoxville Venue!

The Pea Pickin’ Hearts are proud to have Charlie Katt as the special guest opening the show at Open Chord Brewhouse on Friday, October 17th. (continues below picture)

Hear the Pea Pickin' Hearts with special guest Charlie Katt at Open Chord Brewhouse in Knoxville!

Charlie starts at 8:30 & The Peas go on at 10pm!

Open Chord is located at 8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
(across the street from Books-A-Million)

Or call (865)281-5861 for more information!

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Parties & House Concerts

2014 October 7

Book your Pea Pickin' Hearts for your Holiday Party or House Concert today!