Pea Pickin’ Hearts

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The Pea Pickin’ Hearts cast a spell with their quirky Americana mashup of raucous country, rockabilly, folk & hillbilly sounds that pay homage to 1940s & 50s Appalachia. Lead singer Rachel Gibson & guitarist Jon Ives create unique harmonies that can only develop after years of listening–-one to the other. Their name is a sweet tribute to both Tennessee Ernie Ford’s famous line “bless your pea pickin’ heart” & the love they share for Tennessee.

The Pea Pickin’ Hearts are celebrating the NEW RELEASE of “Last Words” (September 2015), the follow up to their folk-inspired CD, “Creekwood Crow” (August 2014). The Pea Pickin’ Hearts spend their days touring the eastern United States crashing-testing new songs for the next release! To hear their newest tunes LIVE…be sure check out their calendar at to find them on the road!

“A true crowd pleasing show, nobody left our venue without a smile on their face and a CD in their hand. In a world of bad cover songs these guys take you back to the world of heartfelt American music with Harmonies that tingle the soul. Follow their schedule & book them if they are coming through your town you will not be let down.
” – Van Ness’s Time Out

“…lovely, lilting songs on ‘Creekwood Crow’…”
~ The Mountain Press

“The Pea Pickin’ Hearts are *seriously* listenable and a lot of fun. They will make your toes tap and your ears smile!”

“Gibson’s soprano to mezzo-soprano range glides effortlessly over Ives’ lushly strummed acoustic rhythms, and their overall sound is a fully rounded embodiment of Appalachia’s well-trod acoustic basics, plucking sounds from the middle of last century and delivering them with earnest conviction.”
~ Free Times