The Blue Pickups will be on the Morning Rush Monday morning! Catch them at the Green Solo Cup Party March 11th at the Music Farm!
The Blue Pickups have had an extraordinary year.After recording their songs, "Redneck Whiskey" and "Don't Cry For Me" up in Nashville with Grammy award winning producer Dave Wyatt, the Blue Pickups opened a series of concerts for renown industry recording artists.In December 2015, they were the opening act for Parmalee and were joined onstage with the country-rock band for a concert at the Music Farm in Columbia, SC, benefiting Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.In May 2016, they played two shows that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley attended, in which she proclaimed "...they are my favorite local band!" The Governor then invited the band to play as the supporting act for Darius Rucker for the SC One Fund, benefiting the flood victims from the Oct 2015 devastating hurricane. The evening raised over $600,000.00.Local radio stations 93.1 and 100.7 in Columbia, SC have played the Blue Pickup's song, "Redneck Whiskey" on the air for the first time for the public. The response was overwhelming; people loved it! In September 2016, the movie "Curtain Call" will be released, which prominently features the Blue Pickups band in the movie. Additionally, nearly a dozen of their songs were featured for the movie's soundtrack.The Blue Pickups opened up for the legendary southern rock group The Atlanta Rhythm Section at the Irmo Okra Strut festival.
The group's upbeat and optimistic attitudes are reflected in both their songs that they write and the persona that they portray onstage. If the band looks like they are having a lot of fun entertaining the crowd, it's because they actually are loving every minute of it. For the members of the Blue Pickups, this is a labor of love, and that emotional response is immediately felt by the group's fans.Artist BioFront man Wyatt joined The Blue Pickups in the Spring of 2015. The band has now been reworking dozens of originals as well as adding familiar cover songs in the Country & Rock music genre's. Wyatt is from Richlands, VA. A small coal-mining town buried in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. He grew up listening to his grandfather play several instruments in various bluegrass bands on Friday and Saturday and his mother leading music on the piano at a small country church, which is he he began singing. The band premiered their act in December 2015 at iHeart Media event by opening for the popular Nashville based Country Band Parmalee. The band has since recorded in Nashville. Contributors to the recording were drummer Grammy award winner-Ben Phillips, Grammy Producer-Dave Wyatt, Jimmy Rogers, Donny Rogers, Mike Danielsen, Tim Rosenau, and Kelly Wyatt. The Columbia, SC based band is now booking events and festivals and anticipates an album release in March of 2017. The band recently played as the opening act for One SC Fund flood relief benefit concert with 2012 American Idol winner Candice Glover and South Carolina's own Darius Rucker.
The event raised over $600,000 dollars and will be used to fund victims of the flood in 2015. Three of the originals were also included in an indie film titled "Curtain Call-Face the Music".Wyatt has also performed on stage in Nashville at The Stage on Broadway, and their song "Redneck Whiskey" has been covered at Tootsie's. The song has also received radio time in England. Wyatt received a skip the line pass in 2014 for America's Got Talent in Atlanta. Unfortunately it was scheduled the same day his daughter was starting college. His priorities are God, family, and music.
Booking information, EPK, photos, audio & videos:https://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/bio/4653591 (EPK - Electronic Press Kit)
http://www.bluepickups.com/ (OFFICAL BAND WEBSITE)