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The Blue Pickups

The Blue Pickups

Front 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 fiddle, banjo, & guitar in various bluegrass bands on Friday and Saturday and his mother leading music on the piano at a small country church on Sunday, which is where 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-keys and, Founding members Jimmy Rogers-guitar, Donny Rogers-bass, Mike Danielsen-drums, with special guitar licks by Tim Rosenau. 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". They have opened for Atlanta Rythem Section and country star Tucker Beathard. Wyatt has also performed on stage in Nashville at The Stage on Broadway, and their songs "Redneck Whiskey", "Another Day", and "Play On" have been covered at Tootsie's. The song has also received radio time in the U.S. & England. Wyatt received a skip the line pass in 2014 for America's Got Talent in Atlanta. The band was recently selected for iHeart media's Road to the Carolina Country Music Fest, 2017-Battle of the Bands & Hard Rock Cafe Rising 2017 Finalist.