4 shows in 3 days!

2016 April 27

Hear the Pea Pickin' Hearts this weekend in Sevierville or Knoxville!

On Thursday & Friday, surrounded by orchards, the Pea Pickin’ Hearts will celebrate Spring w/ live music on the front porch or patio at Applewood Farmhouse. The shows start at 6pm!

On Saturday, the Peas are playing a beautiful bride down a beautiful aisle before the dance band takes over for the reception.  Then Sunday, we are on stage at noon for the gorgeous Dogwood Arts Festival.  Find us on stage near the suffragette memorial statue on Union Ave.

Be sure to see the Pea Pickin’ Hearts
in Sevierville or Knoxville this weekend!



Love, Lies & Lyrics x2

2016 April 22

Hear the Pea Pickin' Hearts at Pine Tree Playhouse in Winnsboro, SC!

Join us on Saturday, April 23rd at the 100-seat, Pine Tree Playhouse in Winnsboro, SC for the third performance location of “LOVE, LIES & LYRICS” tour, an intimate night of music and storytelling.

It has been said that all lyrics start with love or lies, or tall tales at the very least. This is your chance to hear the stories behind the songs of 5 of your favorite regional “Roots” music performers:   Chuck Johnson (Charlotte, NC), John Condrone (Nashville, TN), Jeff Lane (Kingsport, TN), Chris Long (Kingsport, TN) & the Pea Pickin’ Hearts (Gatlinburg, TN).

Laugh, cry & share the Love, Lies & Lyrics at Pine Tree Playhouse in Winnsboro, SC!

…on Saturday, April 23rd @7pm and Sunday, April 24th @2pm. Tickets $12.

Call (803)635-6847 for tickets.




5 Days to Go…

2016 April 20

Win a House Concert w/ the Pea Pickin' Hearts!

Win a Private Show w/ Pea Pickin’ Hearts (& Ernie)!

With just a short time left to raise funds, we’ve stalled at 59% funding.  Please share Ernie’s story with your friends & family.  For just a $10 donation, they have a great chance of winning a House Concert almost anywhere in the U.S.  The odds are excellent!  Please send share tinyurl.com/saveERNIErv!

Thanks for your support,

Rachel & Jon

♥ ♥ ♥

#saveERNIE Benefit

2016 April 15

Hear the Pea Pickin' Hearts, John Condrone, Jeff Lane & Friends at Barley's Maryville on April 16th at 8pm!

Barley’s Maryville is joining in to help in the fight to #saveERNIE & put Gatlinburg’s Americana duo, the Pea Pickin’ Hearts, back on the road again. The Peas are being joined by John Condrone, Jeff Lane & surprise appearances by friends for a night of songs & storytelling!

Auction & giveaway items available –including a house concert, photography sessions & more.  Donations welcomed at the door. The show starts at 8pm! Learn more about the efforts to #saveErnie the retroRV at http://tinyurl.com/saveERNIErv.

Hear the Pea Pickin’ Hearts, John Condrone, Jeff Lane & Friends
for a FREE SHOW at Barley’s in Maryville
on April 16th for a Benefit to #saveERNIE!



Retro Rod Run tunes…

2016 April 14

Hear the Pea Pickin' Hearts at Applewood Farmhouse on Friday April 15th!

Surrounded by orchards, you will find that the “Apple is King” at the Applewood Farmhouse, where you can taste the tradition.  The show starts at 6pm!

The Pea Pickin’ Hearts are thrilled to celebrate Spring and #RODRUN weekend with live music on the patio at Applewood Farmhouse.

Will sing for ERNIE…

2016 April 13

Please help us #saveERNIE!Not much time left…

Our efforts continue to #saveErnie our persnickety retro RV that is still stranded in Wytheville, VA while he is being repaired.  Great news!  We had a donor contact us & volunteer to pay most of the cost of Ernie’s engine, so now we have to cover the installation.  Please note that we adjusted our fundraising goal to $3800 (down from $6,100) to reflect the news.  We have about one week to go before Ernie is well again. For the full story, check out our #saveERNIE page in the toolbar above or visit Crowdrise. If you want to help, here are some options:

Support us via Crowdrise, a crowd-funding site much like GoFundMe. (We chose Crowdrise because the fees are only 3% compared to 8% elsewhere.)  Please visit our Crowdrise campaign at tinyurl.com/saveERNIErv.

You can now WIN a House Concert
with the Pea Pickin’ Hearts! 


Because we are touring the country this summer, we can sing for you & as many friends as you can stuff in your house or backyard… almost anywhere in the U.S. (including but not limited to TN, KY, NC, VA, WV, MD, PA, NY, VT, Montreal, IN, OH, IL, MN, ND, MT, ID, WA, CA, AZ, TX, LA & AL.)

The only rules:  Donate at least $10 & be located within 250 miles of a tour date. (email us if you have a question about whether we will be near you this summer!)  Deadline Monday, April 25 at Midnight EST.  Winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 26th via website & social media!

We are overwhelmed by your continuing support!

Thank you!  –Rachel & Jon

♥ ♥ ♥


Tennessee 3, North Carolina 1

2016 April 8

We’ve got a fun, show-packed weekend ahead…

4/8 (Fri) Applewood Farmhouse, Pigeon Forge, TN @5pm
4/9 (Sat) Applewood Farmhouse, Pigeon Forge, TN @11:30am
4/9 (Sat) Larkins Carolina Grill, Columbus, NC 7:30 pm
4/10 (Sun) Crafty Bastard Brewery, Knoxville, TN 6pm

Catch the Pea Pickin' Hearts at one of four shows this weekend!

Catch the Pea Pickin’ Hearts at one of four shows this weekend!



the BIG engine that could.

2016 April 5

Please help the Pea Pickin' Hearts #saveERNIE the #retroRV!

Ernie’s rebuilt image arrived TODAY in Virginia all the way from Seattle. Woohoo! The good folks at R & C Towing & Repairs are hard at work overhauling Ernie’s innards, but we still need your help paying his hospital bill. Every $10 helps. We appreciate EVERY dollar. Please help us bring Ernie home! (Look how happy he was in his parking space.)

Please help the Pea Pickin’ Hearts #saveERNIE the #retroRV!
Read the full story HERE!



Charleston again.

2016 March 30

The Pea Pickin’ Hearts have 3 shows in Charleston this week!

We are headed to Charleston again this year for the Bridge Run!  First we start out at the North Charleston Coliseum on Thursday & Friday.  The Cooper River Bridge Run Expo is a place where the runners come to pick up their packets, get free stuff, enjoy food and music, and buy everything they could possibly need to run the race.  The Pea Pickin’ Hearts will be playing the Runners’ Lounge just outside the Beer Garden Thursday @ 2pm & Friday @ 12pm. (continues below)

Hear the Pea Pickin' Hearts in Charleston at the Cooper River Bridge Run!

The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K race in the world. It includes world-class competition in a unique setting with curated live music along the race route. The Pea Pickin’ Hearts are proud to perform at the 2016 Cooper River Bridge Run. This year we are the last band runners will hear before they cross the finish line!  What an honor.

Be sure to wave as you pass us by!




2016 March 28
by The Pea Pickin' Hearts

Please help the Pea Pickin' Hearts #saveERNIE the #retroRVJon & Rachel here. Because of YOU, the best fans on the planet, we get to spend our days traveling & singing our tunes of love & loss & laughter. We recently decided to buy a RV to call home while we are on the road with Oscar, the littlest Pea (our son) & the furry Pea Pepper (our rescue mutt). We wanted our road experience to reflect our lives –happy & compact, funny & a little backwards. We were dedicated to not accruing more debt, and we knew the RV needed to be able to make it 2.5 miles up to the the top of our Gatlinburg mountain home.

Please help the Pea Pickin' Hearts #saveERNIE!The criteria was simple:

  1. JUST big enough to hold 3 people, equipment & a dog.
  2. No active water leaks; and
  3. Mechanically sound.

We drove hours to NC, SC, GA, VA and the corners of TN in search of our new home. Finally, in Tullahoma, TN, we met Richard who was the second owner of a 1986 27′ Class A Allegro motorhome. Ugly. No, it is ugly, we promise. But, it had a new transmission, new 70K mile tires, new brakes, new shocks, and so many more “news”. The owner, Richard, reminded us so much of Ron (Rachel’s dad) that it seemed fated. We brought the home and went to work updating plumbing leaks and mouse-nibbled wiring. We named him “Ernie” in homage to Tennessee Ernie Ford whose famous line “Bless your pea-pickin’ heart” inspired our name. On route from Pineville, WV to Winston-Salem, NC, Ernie started making a horrendous sound and our oil pressure dropped to zero within 2 minutes or less. Ernie “threw a rod” and requires a new engine. We’ve found a rebuilt engine in Seattle for $2771 (w/shipping) & the installation will cost $3325 (many thanks to the wonderful folks at R&C Towing and Repair in Wytheville, VA). Our friend Vince is coming to rescue us, our equipment & our dog, but, we need $6K+ to get Ernie out of RV jail & back on the road. (continues below)

Singing together for folks is really all we’ve ever really wanted to do. We have tour dates all over the country this summer (from Vermont to Texas) that will have to be cancelled if we can’t #SaveErnie. We need your help. No amount is too small. We chose to use CrowdRise.com because they only charge 3% in fees (most sites charge at least 8%) plus the goals & deadlines are flexible. As a “thank you”, we are going to print #SaveErnie bumper stickers as donation rewards. You can email us (thepeas@peapickinhearts.com) to get a sticker for helping to #SaveErnie.

Click HERE to help #saveERNIE!
EVERY dollar helps!

Thank you for all the love you have shown… and for helping put us back on the road!

XOXO Rachel & Jon