The Wilson Pickers play banjo, fiddle, harmonica and acoustic guitar-based songs that draw on bluegrass, folk, country and lots of other things.
The band is made up of: Victorians Sime Nugent (harmonica/vocals) and John Bedggood (fiddle/mandolin/vocals, and Queenslanders Danny Widdicombe (guitar/vocals), Ben Salter (banjo/vocals), and Andrew Morris (guitar/vocals). All have successful music careers outside of the Pickers. All of them can sing better than you.
The Wilson Pickers’ debut Land Of The Powerful Owl was nominated for an ARIA Award in the Best Blues & Roots Album category in 2009.
The band’s uplifting show has been warmly welcomed at Byron Bluesfest, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Apollo Bay Festival, Queenscliff, Woodford and Tamworth. It has also allowed them to conduct a number of successful national headline tours.
Visit the band’s website here.