Michael Pickett

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Michael Pickett
Origin Canada
Occupation(s) Singer, instrumentalist
Instruments Guitar, harmonica
Associated acts Whiskey Howl

Michael Pickett is a multiple award-winning Canadian blues and roots singer, guitarist and harmonica player.


Pickett commenced his music career as a member of Whiskey Howl, a seminal Canadian blues band, based in Toronto. After the breakup of Whiskey Howl in the early 1970s, Pickett continued his career as the lead singer and harmonica player for blues band Wooden Teeth, of which he was a co-founder. As of the late 1970s, Pickett developed a career in his own name, with both the Michael Pickett Band and as a solo artist. Among other awards, he is the recipient of several Maple Blues Awards, honouring his contributions to blues music.[1]


Whiskey Howl[edit]

  • 1972 Whiskey Howl (Warner Bros. Records; CD Release 2008, Pacemaker)[2]
  • 1981 Live At The El Mocambo (As The Whiskey Howl Big Band; CD Release 2005, re-release 2009, Solid Gold)[3]

The Michael Pickett Band[edit]

  • 1998 Blues Money[4]
  • 2000 Conversation With The Blues[5][6]


  • 2003 Solo
  • 2004 Live at Winterfolk

Compilation albums[edit]


  1. ^ Blues With A Feeling Award (1999), honouring distinguished music career; Harmonica Player of The Year Award (1999, 2000 and 2002).
  2. ^ allmusic listing; www.allmusic.com.
  3. ^ allmusic listing; www.allmusic.com.
  4. ^ Nominated for 1999 Juno Award, Best Blues Album; won Blues Album of The Year Award, Jazz Report Awards.
  5. ^ The album is dedicated to two late singers of the Downchild Blues Band, Richard "Hock" Walsh (d. 1999) and Tony Flaim (d. 2000). In addition, the Pickett song "When I Lay My Burden Down", which is gospel in orientation, is dedicated to Blanche and Tony Flaim.
  6. ^ Nominated for 2001 Juno Award, Best Blues Album; won Best Album Award, Canadian Indie Music Awards.
  7. ^ One song, "Rosalie".

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