Cole Quest and The City Pickers are a group of New York City musicians connected by friendship and a love of bluegrass. Cole Quest, grandson of the folk icon Woody Guthrie, has brought together a collection of eclectic pickers who have gained recognition on the local scene. Performing both Quest’s original tunes as well as traditional favorites, The City Pickers bring their special brand of high-spirited talent to the stage, with up-beat, knee slapping energy and a high lonesome sound that’ll leave you wanting more.
After recording at NYC’s renowned Magic Shop studio, by Grammy award winning producer Steve Rosenthal, they released their debut album in late July. Having shared bills with acts such as Sierra Hull, Sarah Jaroz, Billy Strings & Don Julin, The Brothers Comatose, The Lil Smokies, Whiskey Shivers, Old Salt Union, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Willie Watson, Blind Boy Paxton and Michael Daves.
“What a crack team of pickers and voices you have put together. Great dobro playing, world class harmonica. Damn it sure sounds fun with your city pickers at the microphone.”
Ketch Secor / Old Crow Medicine Show