Southern roots music with an edge that embodies the best of Americana music... a sound that's uniquely original and as familiar as Sunday supper! Pickxen is powered by the passionate voice of Laura Monk. Raised on a steady diet of Carol King, Neil Young and Dolly Parton, Monk seems to have traveled the same inspirational road as Natalie Merchant and Neko Case. Her musical brothers in arms include; husband John on bass and Michael Garvey, lead guitar. A tasty blend of classic Americana cover tunes mix together with original songs that tell stories full of life and imagination. By doing what they love, Pickxen creates an engaging performance that begs for the listeners attention and gets it!
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What to Expect
Three well seasoned musicians whole heartedly delivering their craft. Pickxen knows how to read your audience and provide the perfect music atmosphere. Whether you are wanting background music for an event or are providing a listening room environment you will find exactly what you need in this trio.
From deep in the Southland comes Pickxen, spreading musical fairy dusty all over the kudzu covered hills and hollers of their very own backyard. Laura, John and Michael, are here for you and will be until, well, you know, the cows come home. So pull up the divan and set a spell.........the party's just gettin' started!
Combined years of music experience equals a very large number....having played various styles ranging from standards, pop, country, punk to folk enables Pickxen to create a true Americana mix that pleases everyone. Music presented in a joyful and playful engaging way that makes you want to hear more.
Past Booked Events
|November 06, 2016 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Mocha Moes Afternoon Coffee Break|
|November 05, 2016 • 1:30pm - 5:30pm||Fainting Goats Vineyards|
|October 29, 2016 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Athen's Farmers Market|
|October 23, 2016 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Pickin' On ThePorch|
|October 22, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:30pm||Private House Concert|
|Laura Monk||Lead singer/rhythm guitar|
|John Monk||Bass player|
|Michael Garvey||Lead guitar/harmony vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Carole King/John Hiatt/The American Songbook/Johnny Cash/Dolly Parton/Linda Ronstadt/Emmy Lou Harris/Tom Waitts/Natalie Merchant/Lucinda Williams/KimRichey/Neil Young/James Taylor/ and more