Delanie Pickering- 5 Questions

Delanie Pickering- 5 Questions

Delanie Pickering Delanie Pickering is a young local musician that more people have become aware of as of late. I first became introduced to her amazing blues singing and slide guitar playing at the end of last year. I saw Delanie play a few songs at an open mic. I was blow away- her slide guitar playing is reminiscent of Robert Johnson. I spent years listening to the complete recordings of Robert Johnson- every crackle of the record and every note he played- Delanie puts the same passion and grit into her playing. You cannot hear her play without thinking of the great delta blues musicians of the 30’s and 40’s. We are soooooo enthralled with Delanie that we asked her to sit down for our famous 5 question interview!

1. You play great delta blues and slide guitar, How did you get exposed to blues music?

Delanie: My first exposure to the blues was the album "Texas Flood" by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. So at first I was just listening to electric blues. Then I heard George Thorogood play Robert Johnson's "Kind Hearted Woman Blues" with a slide, that introduced me to the delta sound.

2. Who is your favorite local musician right now?

Delanie: Erik Ray. Hands down. He plays the blues the way they're meant to be played.

3. You are stuck on an island- What record do you bring with you?

Delanie: John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton 1966.

4. How long have you been playing guitar?

Delanie: 'bout a year and a half.

5. What is your favorite song to play out live?

Delanie: "Mr. Seigal", by Tom Waits is a lot of fun to play out.

Comment below if you have seen Delanie perform live... What do you think, she is great isn't she!?


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