// Jethro Pickett
Jethro Pickett has just returned to Melbourne after spending the last 4 years touring Europe from his base in Ireland. He recently released his debut album called By the Time I Get to Wilmot, it consists of ten songs that guide the audience along a trail of stories and insights from the past to the present. Histories and hopes are revealed in these intriguing songs.
Q&A, with Jethro (singer, guitarist)Define your genre in five words or less:
Creep folk meets acid rockHow long have you been writing and playing music? Was there a song or moment that first inspired you?
Oh a while now. The "moment" was probably pressing play with Lennon's Imagine on the turn table.If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
Stephen Stills. So he could improve it!What are your favourite venues?
Dark quaint places that evoke an expectation of a show for the audience.What are your top 5 favourite albums?
Tough decision! Rubber Soul Sky Blue Sky Love You Live Beggars Banquet InnervisionsWhat is your most memorable gig (playing or watching)?
Probably playing at Electric Picnic festival in Ireland. Good times indeed!Where do you usually draw inspiration from as a writer? Do you have a process? eg music first, lyrics first etc
Situations and the weight of them I guess. Then a hook or a chord change that has a feel going on. Then I just try and make it all not sound forced... It's a saga really.