B i o g r a p h y
It’s the 26th anniversary of the founding of The Raisin Pickers, the Manchester-based string band that's cultivated a loyal following in with its deft mix of rustic Appalachian music, old time swing,, bluegrass, and lately swamp driven Louisiana sounds.
"The Raisin Pickers are four musicians who understand completely where traditional music comes from and what their role is in carrying it forward."
Carol Wells Palms (bass, fiddle, vocals) a classically trained bass player who captures the heart of traditional music without letting go of high musical standards. Mark Palms (banjo, guitar, accordion vocals) a self-taught musician who chases the heritage of traditional music by studying banjo knee-to-knee with old-time legends and gathering up field recordings from Louisiana to West Africa. David Mosher (mandolin, fiddle, guitar, vocals), one of southeast Michigan's most in-demand side men who carries a half-dozen instruments and follows his sense of aural aesthetics where they lead, be it writing songs, producing recordings or finding a bird in the woods by its call. Billy King (electric guitar) his versatility as a multi-genre singer-songwriter is matched by his ability on a wide range of instruments. As an engaging performer Billy delivers a high-energy sound with lightness, dynamics, and sincerity.