It’s a Summertime Samba!

Well, here we are, hip deep in the dog days of Summer, 2015.  Lots and lots of Pickxen news to share with you all on this fine but toasty August day.

We want to start by thanking the good folks at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Ga., for allowing us to be part of their Summer Entertainment Series.  We had a wonderful time playing there in July and it looks like we shall be back there for the big shindig in October.  Check them out at boothmuseum.org .  It’s a wonderful facility and they house the world’s largest collection of cowboy art!!  Shortly after that we spent a wonderful afternoon playing for the fine folks up at Foxfireland in Clayton, Ga. (find them at www.foxfire.org ).  And then we found ourselves with a little free time this past Monday night, so we headed down to Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Ga., for their weekly Open Mic Contest  –  and by cracky, don’t ‘cha know we just won that contest!!  That means we return to Eddie’s on Saturday, December 12 and compete against the other Monday night winners in their Open Mic Shootout  –  heck, maybe even walk away with $1000.00!!  We had a great time at Eddie’s  –  everyone there was as nice as they could be and we met some other really good songwriters  –  what a night!!

We hope you had the chance to catch us at the Red Light Café ( redlightcafe.com ) on August 8th, when we opened for the talented folks in FrazierBand. (http://www.frazierbandmusic.com/) If they come to your town, check out their awesome show!

We continue to record new material in hopes of having something for the music buying public very, very soon.  In an effort to send some nice cooling vibes your way, may we offer you this fine Summer musical interlude:

Train Kept a Rollin’

Train Kept a Rollin’

Saints preserve us!!  Here we find ourselves already hip deep into Lent, The Ides of March loom ever closer and we’re nigh on Saint Paddy’s, too.  Y’all making yer way toward Savannah keep an eye out on I-16 for Messr. Smokey and for the Love of Mike find you a designated driver and do whatever you do SAFELY!  We’re busy holed up in the trailer park honing our craft and looking forward to gigs in Virginia and the mountains of north Georgia (details to follow as soon as we finish crossin’ the rest of them t’s and whatnot).  We’re chomping at the bit and rearing to go……..just wanna make sure we do ourselves proud once we get out in front of the ticket buying public.  In the meantime, check out the latest addition to ourmusic page.  It’s a work of fiction about a nice southern girl named ‘Jubilee’ who likes to hold close to the traditions that made her forebears special.  And spinning right now on Miss Dixie’s Hi-Fi:.

The Only Pickxen in the Universe

The Only Pickxen in the Universe

Land  ‘o Goshen where does the time go!  You wake up one morning thanking God you made it  through January  –  the next thing you know  –  your’e on the lookout for March hares (when is rabbit season, anyway…………….)   Such big plans we have for our little band.  We’ve been rehearsing our butts off and scouring the landscapes for gigs and forgot all about this here little ole blog.  We ARE alive and well down here in the Southland and are very grateful for all the visits to our site.  We have also added a Twitter account and do have a Facebook page for those of you who haven’t visited those accounts yet.  And as always, finding us on the internet is easy.  We are the ONLY Pickxen in the universe……….so just click here  @Pickxen .   More music coming soon on our music page, too!  In the meantime, we’d like to treat you to some good ole harmonizing by NOLA’s own Boswell Sisters:

The P and the Pick

The P and the Pick

Well great day in the morning!   It’s yours truly this fine morning, Pixie P., with the originating blog on this here blog post spot.  Wanna take a moment and welcome you all to this fine piece of websitery as we launch our little ole selves into an intergalactic orbitation into show biz-ery, proper.   Take a look around, we’re adding new stuff on an almost daily basis.  And don’t be a stranger  –  come back often or better yet  – leave your email address and we’ll get back to you.  As a parting thought for the day, I always try to start my day with a nutritious breakfast  and some W.C. Fields.  Welp, I done ate already, so here ya are: