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The Wilson Pickers is a country blues band formed in 2008 and comprises three Queenslanders, Ben Salter, Danny Widdicombe, Andrew Morris, and two Victorians, Sime Nugent and John Bedggood.[1]

The Wilson Pickers
OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Associated actsGiants of Science, The Gin Club, Palladium
MembersBen Salter
Danny Widdicombe
Andrew Morris
Sime Nugent
John Bedggood

Their 2008 album, Land of the Powerful Owl, earned them a nomination for an ARIA Award for Best Blues & Roots Album[2] and their 2010 album, Shake It Down, earned them second.[3]

Band membersEdit

  • Ben Salter
  • Danny Widdicombe
  • Andrew Morris
  • Sime Nugent
  • John Bedggood

DiscographyEdit

  • Land of the Powerful Owl (2008) - ABC[4]
  • Jolene (2009) - ABC
  • Shake It Down (2010) - ABC[5][6][7]
  • You Can't Catch Fish From A Train (2016) - ABC
  • Live! (2018) - ABC

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Roberts, Jo (16 July 2010), "Never too busy to pick up on a good idea", The Age
  2. ^ Mengel, Noel (10 July 2010), "Rich pickings", The Courier-Mail
  3. ^ McCabe, Kathy (29 September 2010), "Young guns aim for awards glory", The Courier-Mail
  4. ^ Coufos, Polly (22 November 2008), "Land of the Powerful Owl review", The Australian
  5. ^ Williams, Heather (30 September 2010), "Shake It Down review", The Newcastle Herald
  6. ^ Radcliffe-Smith, Louise (8 August 2010), "Shake It Down review", Sunday Age
  7. ^ Zuel, Bernard (24 July 2010), "Country rock", The Sydney Morning Herald