Since the summer we’ve been featuring exclusive video footage from our partners over at Pickathon, the world’s most sustainable large-scale outdoor concert. The talent so far, from indie folk band Vetiver to jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, has been nothing short of outstanding. Today’s feature, from the festival’s Mountain Scene, is no exception. Not your average Red Dirt group, the Turnpike Troubadours began by playing humble gigs in their home state of Oklahoma before taking the scene by storm and selling out shows in cities as unexpected as Los Angeles. Take a look at the video after the jump!
Known for their authenticity and their rowdy yet intelligent sound, the band found success in creating music that the scene wasn’t used to producing. Their loyal following (“one of the fiercest followings in the Red Dirt scene,” according to Rolling Stone) propelled the independent group up the Billboard charts without any help from a major record label or mainstream radio.
Yes they’re that good!
Check them out in the video and stay tuned for other exclusive live music videos from Pickathon.
Photography © Tobin Copeland Turner