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The Black Twig Pickers

Rough Carpenters

thrill jockey


Released: 18th Feb 2013


lp + download

Released: 18th Feb 2013

out of stock

a collection of dedicated practitioners of old time music re-cast and shaped by their appreciation of modern improvisation, drone & punk - Black Twig Pickers expand to a quartet with the addition of new member Sally Anne Morgan.

defined by their forward thinking approach to a type of music most often associated with times gone by, they have established themselves Over the course of 8 full-length records, including collaborative releases with Jack Rose & Charlie Parr, a split LP with Glenn Jones. for fans of the lawless & deadwood soundtracks as well as the aforementioned collaborators. “steeping themselves in history doesn’t dampen the impact of the music - it magnifies it.” - Pitchfork, "Exciting old-time music at its finest” - Bluegrass Unlimited

Rough Carpenters


  1. Blind Man’s Lament
  2. Rough Carpenters
  3. Little Rose
  4. Banks Of The Arkansas
  5. Elkhorn Ridge
  6. The Poplar Pole
  7. Where The Whippoorwills Are Whispering Goodnight
  8. You Play The High Card And I’ll Play The Ace
  9. Old Christmas Morning
  10. Roll On John
  11. Jack Of Diamonds
  12. Charleston Girls
  13. Sift The Meal And Save
  14. The Bran
  15. I Can’t Stay Here By Myself