Slim Pickens rides again

High & Lonesome is a distant, but fond memory.
Many happy trails were travelled. Maintaining a 'bluegrass band' is no mean feat. Life goes on.
Slim has returned to the old home place, Tasmania, to contemplate life in the country. He's keen to get back in the saddle again and is currently performing as Slim Pickens.
Slim has been performing for well over 20 years, from a solo act to duos, trios, and a full bluegrass band. He's a fingerstyle guitarist, singer and song-writer with a passion for Americana genres. He's played in Celtic, Bluegrass, Folk and Country bands, in bars, restaurants, functions, as well as Victorian and Tasmanian folk festivals over the years.
His repertoire includes blues, some old hits and folk-blues standards from the likes of Neil Young, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Doc Watson, and Hank Williams through to jazz and Nashville standards from the 40s and 50s.

Pure lounge lizard hillbilly cowboy.

High & Lonesome

If you’re a sucker for a tear-jerker, if you insist on your music being older than the musicians playing it and like your banjo players loud, the High & Lonesome All-Star Mountain String and Banjo Ensemble from the Wild West of Geelong is a must see!

Featuring Chris Ellis, Mark Wardle, Geoff Sinnbeck, Reinhart Russ, Matiss Schubert and Adam Burke, High & Lonesome will take you on a journey down the Lost Highway through a polished repertoire of bluegrass, traditional country, celtic blues and 70s classics.

High & Lonesome are an acoustic string band. We perform using one-mic as it’s much easier to control the dynamic and mix on stage as well as absolutely the best way to nail those high lonesome harmonies and give all the instruments clarity and definition. High & Lonesome are polished, experienced and entertaining performers.