The Black Twig Pickers


The Black Twig Pickers is an Appalachian old-time band consisting of Mike Gangloff on fiddle/banjo/jawharp/vocals; Nathan Bowles on banjo/percussion/vocals; Isak Howell on guitar/mouthharp/vocals; and Sally Anne Morgan on fiddle, flat-foot dancing, square dance calling, and vocals. They come from Shawsville and Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia and Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

The Black Twig Pickers have recorded on labels including Thrill Jockey, VHF Records Beautiful Happiness, Thrill Jockey Records, Klang and Great Pop Supplement.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Rough Carpenters

    Rough Carpenters 2013

    Reviewed by Spencer Grady
    Disciples of tradition return with their best offering yet.
  2. Review of Whompyjawed

    Whompyjawed 2012

    Reviewed by Martin Longley
    Exuberant and joyful are the key words on these extended hoedowns.
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