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“The Pickin’ Daisies” Releases First Album

May 30, 2018
BY CHAD TURNER - Staff Writer ( , Wetzel Chronicle

Local bluegrass sensation, "The Pickin' Daisies" has released its first album. The Pickin' Daisies, a duo consisting of Mallory Hindman on fiddle and Emily Bassett on mandolin, has diligently worked on the album for the past several months. The work covers a variety of classic bluegrass songs, including the 13-year-old girls' personal favorites, such as "Carry Me Across the Mountain," and the instrumental "Wheel Hoss."

Hindman and Bassett are in the seventh grade at Shortline School in Reader, and both girls have been singing and performing bluegrass music in the tri-state area for more than three years. The girls' tight harmonies and superb instrumentals have earned them several scholarships and talent contest victories, including a first place at the 2017 Town & Country Days show in August.

The girls, who are best friends, had the honor of playing on stage with Danny Paisley, an award-winning American Bluegrass artist. The duo also opened for Grammy award nominee Dale Ann Bradley, and they opened for the band Nothin' Fancy on May 11 at the Pennyroyal Opera House in Fairview, Ohio. The girls are accompanied by the very talented Rick Tincher on banjo, Ron Hoskinson on bass, and Vicki Glasscock on guitar. The group has been playing together for more than a year, and The Pickin' Daisies has also had the honor of performing with The Ebert Brothers.

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Hindman and Bassett are looking forward to attending the Bill Monroe Music Camp in North Carolina this summer when they will get a chance to meet several great musicians while learning even more about the instruments that they play.

Upcoming shows include:

June 2, 7:30 p.m., Friendly Community Building with Common Ground; June 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wetzel County Relay for Life; June 21, 7-9 p.m., Paden City Music in the Park with Common Ground; July 21, 4-6 p.m., Mt. Herman Campground in Hundred; Aug. 11, 6-8 p.m., Old Sardis Elementary School; Aug. 25, 6-9 p.m., Round Barn; Sept. 29, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Fairmont Sagebrush Roundup; Oct. 12, 6:30-8 p.m., Wetzel County Autumnfest; Oct. 13, 7-8:30 pm., New Freeport, Pa. Fire Hall.

The Pickin' Daisies would like to thank friends, family, and musical instructors for their guidance; thanks also goes to the fans for support and encouragement. Also, check out The Pickin' Daisies on Facebook.



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