Hello Friends, Fans, and Family,
We’re excited to announce we’re recording our debut album at the historic Royal Studios in Memphis, TN! If you can afford to do so… Please help us out and pre-order your copy of the album today!
We now have an official GoFundMe video!
We hope you’ll enjoy watching Tia break her first string (ever!) at Zuni Street Brewing Company, our friends dancing at Columbine Cafe, and, of course, pinball & claw machine shenanigans at Moe’s Original BBQ Englewood… All the while hearing about our history, and our new album we’re recording at Royal Studios in Memphis, TN.
Thank you for watching and donating to our fundraising campaign!
Please pre-order your copy of the album by donating $10 today!
In the first few days of 2018 we will set out to record our first album as Pickin’ Pear at the historic Royal Studios in Memphis, TN. We will bottle up our best live takes and pour our souls into this record in a place where Soul thrives. Willie Mitchell’s son and grammy award winning Mr. Boo Mitchell will be behind the console capturing our sounds while Memphis’ own JD Westmoreland will produce the record. It’s an unbelievable all star cast and we couldn’t be any more excited to have our songs in the hands of these Memphis legends.
We want to record a progressive, soulful, and emotional album. In this world, there are a million recording studios offering up their services. We chose this one because of it’s history, facilities, and people. We can’t wait to get in there and put everything we can muster into this record. Thank you for your support and believing in what we do… We won’t let you down!
Willie Mitchells’s Royal Studios is one of the oldest perpetually operated recording studios in the world. Opening in 1957, Royal Studios produced a number of hits from Al Green and recorded many other artists including Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, Ann Peebles, My Morning Jacket, Rod Stewart, John Mayer and more. The 2016 Grammy Record of the Year – Uptown Funk was recorded at Royal Studios. We’d be happy with just a grammy nomination 🙂
Read more about Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios at http://royalstudios.com/
Our producer JD Westmoreland is very familiar with Royal Studios having recorded there first 12 years ago. Most recently, in 2017 JD released Birds of Paradigm, the first single 45 from newly formed Royal Records. JD also tours extensively with Rumpke Mountain Boys who recorded their album Moon at Royal Studios in 2013. JD and the Rumpke Mountain Boys have been watching us rise to the challenges that all artists face when trying to live off their music. JD and the boys have always been gracious and humble and eager to help us. It only seemed right to ask that JD be a part of capturing what we’ve been working on these last couple years. We’re especially grateful he said yes AND our schedules could align for this to happen!
Listen to JD Westmoreland – Birds of a Paradigm:
Listen to Rumpke Mountain Boys:
We are so excited to keep barreling forward in this fast paced life of music together. Please join us!
Leon & Tia
11/16 – Berthoud, CO – City Star Brewing
11/17 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre *+
11/22 – Denver, CO – Zuni Street Brewing Company
11/24 – Golden, CO – The Columbine Cafe
11/25 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse
11/27 – Boulder, CO – Pearl Street Pub & Cellar
11/28 – Aspen, CO – The Red Onion Aspen
11/29 – Englewood, CO – Moe’s Original BBQ Englewood
11/30 – Longmont, CO – Großen Bart Brewery
12/1 – Boulder, CO – Vindication Brewing Co.
12/2 – Fort Collins, CO – Equinox Brewing
12/9 – Coram, MT – Stonefly Lounge
12/14 – Livingston, MT – The Murray Bar
12/16 – Gardiner, MT – Two Bit Saloon
12/19 – Duluth, MN – The Red Herring Lounge
12/21 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
12/22 – Covington, KY – Wunderbar Covington
12/23 – Louisville, KY – The Whirlaway Tavern
12/26 – Batavia, IL – The Rivers Edge Bar & Grill
12/29 – Hamilton, OH – North Second Tap and Bottle Shop
12/30 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater *%
12/31 – Batavia, IL – The Rivers Edge Bar & Grill *()