We have been chasing Rod Picott here and there for several years, in multiple cities and circumstances. More than anyone else, he is the ‘one that got away’ from Music Fog. Repeatedly. Our intentions were honorable, you must know that, as were his, but the twists of fate that prevented the consummation of our sessions should have been serialized like a Dickens story. Plus there was no way of knowing, as every time it didn’t happen, it was for a different reason than the one before. Since they were all unexpected, and when we planned to overcome one, we got bogged down into something else. I don’t want to make this sound convoluted, but it was pretty weird. Sometimes there was no time, sometimes there were ghosts in the machine, and sometimes it was the mojo not working thing. But this is where the new dawns out of the markers streaking pastel colors across the Plexiglas. And finally a new day has been animated.
It is the morn of the release of his brand new CD Welding Burns, Rod Picott’s 8th, counting one he released with Amanda Shires. He has gigs in support all week. We have the title song from the album, "Welding Burns" from our Music Fog Marathon in March at Threadgill’s WHQ.