"Winner of 2 of top 5 awards in the 2010 Indie International Awards!"
- Indie International
THE PICKPOCKET ENSEMBLE
From the street corner to the concert hall, the pickPocket ensemble create a contermporary chamber cafe music that moves both body and soul. Based in Northern California, the ensemble has toured internationally and released 6 CD's of original music. Their music has been featured in several films and on NPR and public television. To listen to the pickPocket ensemble is to embark on a journey. Speak to audience members after a performance: one will have been to Bogota, one to Prague, one to Paris. Yet for all its wide-ranging inspirations, the music of the pickPocket ensemble remains intensely personal and immediately engaging, an invitation to listen in on an intimate and ongoing conversation. "A sublime and nuanced hip acoustic band." - West Coast Live Radio.
The pickPocket Ensemble sounds like musicians roving between tables at a restaurant with a wide ethnic menu, or cosmopolitan ‘buskers’ with instrument cases open on the sidewalks of some big city. The San Francisco band could be termed “world music” for the diversity of their influences, but their all-acoustic, honed-from-playing-live arrangements set them apart from the increasingly dull digitalization of global sound. On Memory, the Ensemble draws from Serbian and Gypsy influences, with echoes of jazz and Appalachia, on instrumental compositions that could be the soundtrack to an art house film no one has made.
THE PICKPOCKET ENSEMBLE's ALBUMS!!
Memory The pickPocket Ensemble
If I Were A Highway The pickPocket Ensemble
Soul Cafe The pickPocket Ensemble
The pickPocket Enemble on YouTube!!
Fingerpainting in Red Wine The pickPocket Ensemble