2013 has been an amazing year for Pictus! We started out continuing to get a feeling for how we might be received, and you all let us know exactly how you feel about us! Your energy sustained us throughout the summer. We were welcomed warmly and enthusiastically by many festivals and events all over the country and we can’t thank you enough. This trend will continue throughout 2014 with us booking many more festivals. If you want us to bring the Pictus thunder to your town, just drop is a line and we’ll do our very best to get there.
The Debut CD, “Earth”
2013 also saw the birth of our first CD entitled “Earth.” We’re very proud of the way it sounds. We feel we’ve captured the energy and the essence of our live shows, while still being creative and interesting in the studio. We couldn’t have done it without the patience, talent and wisdom of Stephanee McDowell. She stuck by our side and made certain every nuance of the bagpipes and every tone of the drums were heard and felt.
You can purchase the CD at CDBaby or listen/download it digitally:
While The Earth Sleeps
We’ve decided to emulate our ancestors and our wilderness kin and hibernate for the winter. As the winds become colder, the snow falls and the earth sleeps, we will be holing ourselves up by the hearth to write new music and build new drums! No live shows over the winter are currently planned as we’re focusing squarely on hitting 2014 with a bang! (pun fully intended)
Expect to hear John’s pennywhistles and Brad’s guitar on a song or two. Lauren branching out into Highland dance and more percussion and of course, the thunderous drums and soul stirring bagpipes you’ve come to love will still be at the center of it all!
The Last Show of the Season!
Our last show of 2013 will be fittingly be in our hometown of Indianapolis, IN for the Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival on Saturday, October 12th at 2pm and 7pm. Our 2pm set will feature members of Lauren’s Celtic dance group Celtic Motion who have choreographed dances especially to Pictus songs for this event!
Also appearing are our good friends and partners in shenanigans, Highland Reign!
We have some things in the works to keep you entertained while we rebuild, regroup and re-energize! Keep up with us right here at pictusmusic.com, on our Facebook page and Twitter account for updates and photos and blog posts about our progress.
We hope to see you at the last show of the season in Indianapolis!
John, Brad & Lauren
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