Sign up for our newsletter for new releases, reissues, and exclusive vinyl.
Curated by musicians and music lovers like Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Matt Sorum, Experience Vinyl is the vinyl club without the commitment. Like other clubs, every month we offer a limited edition pressing. Like other clubs, each album is chosen by its impact on us and the music world.
Unlike other clubs, you have zero obligation to buy it. It’s your music, your money, your choice. Get limited-run, collector’s edition pressings of only what you love.
Following a series of records with Thrill Jockey (including the sensational Seasonal Hire with Steve Gunn), The Black Twig Pickers return to the VHF mothership to continue their charming and original take on old time and Appalachian-inspired string band sounds. Together since 2001, and a continuous presence in the music's true home of Southwest Virginia, the Twigs represent the actively working evolution of the traditions-learning songs from other locals, playing dances at the Floyd Country Store, etc-without retro-artifice or nostalgia. The ragged-but-right performances and recording (and Sally Ann Morgan's perfect cover design) sit at the ideal intersection of DIY / "underground" and local string-sound values. On Friend's Peace, the band travels a range of styles, from the lovely harmony on the trad-classic "Moonshiner" to the racing fiddle / guitar / banjo on the "Money Musk" medley. Mixed in with the traditional songs are several perfectly-placed original tunes, including Mike Gangloff's keening "Cara's Waltz" and Isak Howell's solo guitar spotlight on "Barnswallow."
1.1 Moonshiner 1.2 Money Musk/Icy Mountain/Tommy Hawk 1.3 Cara's Waltz 1.4 Sheets of Rain, Streams of Sun 1.5 Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone? 1.6 Roan Mountain Sally Ann 1.7 Knight on the Road 1.8 Barnswallow 1.9 St. Valentine's 1.10 March Elliston Joy 1.11 Dan Friend's Piece