Black Twig Pickers

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The Black Twig Pickers
Origin Blacksburg, Virginia, Shawsville, Virginia, Lewisburg, West Virginia, United States
Genres Old-time music
Labels Thrill Jockey, VHF Records Beautiful Happiness, House Of Mercy Recordings,[1] The Great Pop Supplement, Klang
Associated acts Jack Rose
Charlie Parr
Website The Black Twig Pickers
Members Mike Gangloff
Nathan Bowles
Isak Howell
Sally Anne Morgan

The Black Twig Pickers is an Appalachian old-time band consisting of Mike Gangloff on fiddle/banjo/jawharp/vocals; Nathan Bowles on banjo/percussion/vocals; Isak Howell on guitar/mouthharp/vocals; and Sally Anne Morgan on fiddle, flat-foot dancing, square dance calling, and vocals. They come from Shawsville and Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia and Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

The Black Twig Pickers have recorded on labels including Thrill Jockey, VHF Records Beautiful Happiness, Klang and Great Pop Supplement.[2]

Selected discography[edit]

Press and reviews[edit]

The band's 2013 album Rough Carpenters received a favorable review of 7.4 out 10 by Pitchfork Media, with critic Grayson Currin calling it "vibrant and enveloping."[7]


  1. ^ "House Of Mercy Recordings". Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "About The Black Twig Pickers". Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Whompyjawed". Thrill Jockey. 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Yellow Cat". Thrill Jockey. 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ironto Special". Thrill Jockey. 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Big Banjo Blues". Klang. 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Currin, Grayson (22 February 2013). "Black Twig Pickers: Rough Carpenters". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 

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