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Rod Picott to release Fortune August 14
Nashville-based singer-songwriter explores change and heartache in new album
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Nashville — July 8 — Fans of Rod Picott have grown accustomed to his storied lyrics that observe from a distance. In the past, his songs and live shows flowed like a twisted novel with quirky characters guiding listeners through a 3 or 4 minute tale, arriving or never intending to arrive home. On Fortune, instead of using fictional folks as the guide, Picott turns the lens inward and examines himself presenting his most personal and introspective record yet.
Picott, who worked hanging sheet rock in New England before moving to Nashville 20 years ago to chase songs, set out to make Fortune sound like one of his live shows. Words of intent for this record include naked and raw, and he recorded the first six songs in one day. The rest of recording took less than two weeks. One listen through and it’s easily understood why he was chasing the live sound at his shows: it works.
Familiar tones and voices on Fortune include Will Kimbrough (Steve Earle, Guy Clark) handling the electric guitar parts, producer Neilson Hubbard (The Apache Relay, Matthew Ryan) doubling as the group's drummer and Lex Price joining in on bass. There wasn’t a click track and only a handful of overdubs— the guys plugged in and played.
Fortune looks inward and explores a sense of chance, the title a positive way to say
you-never-know-how-things-will-work-out. Chance in relationships, chance in career and generally speaking, chance in life. Luck and happenstance thread through the album easily, guiding the listener with Picott-lived tales of heartache and hope, fear and faith. A rare look into the artist, Fortune is music and lyric set to what is found rattling around inside the heart and mind of Rod Picott.
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