OXFORD – On Saturday, at 7:30 p.m, 6 On The Square (6OTS) welcomes Rod Picott and Amanda Shires back to their stage. Recently returned from a European tour, Rod and Amanda will be performing some new songs from their latest CD.
Listening to Rod, you feel like you are hearing an old friend, one you don’t even know you had or had missed. Fellow songwriters Slaid Cleaves and Fred Eaglesmith have included Rod’s songs on their CDs, and he co-produced “Unsung” with Slaid on the Rounder label. Rod has opened for Alison Krauss, and she performed a duet with him on his last CD. Rod is never an “in your face” performer; his whiskey voiced delivery and intimate story telling seduces you with charm and warmth. He seamlessly toggles between alt-country and folk, sometimes mixing them up with a little blues, one of his original music genres.