Pea Pickin Hearts at Bowery

The Pea Pickin’ Hearts are set to preview a handful of new songs at The Bowery in Knoxville on Friday, May 8, 2015 with local support by special guests Crab Apple Lane.


The Pea Pickin’ Hearts cast a spell with their quirky Americana mashup of country, rockabilly, folk & hillbilly tunes in a sound that pays homage to 1940s & 50s Appalachia.

Married for almost 17 years, Rachel Gibson and Jon Ives create unique harmonies that only develop after years of listening–one to the other. Their name is a tribute to both Tennessee Ernie Ford’s famous line “bless your pea pickin’ heart” and the love they share for their Tennessee home.

Watching “The Peas” is a little like peeking through a window into a marriage—a personal dialogue, an irreverant humor, and the whole truth. The Pea Pickin’ Hearts released a heavily folk-inspired CD, “Creekwood Crow” (August 2014), but their upcoming release “Last Words” (which is being recorded in Sevierville) has a rockabilly-tainted flair that more closely resembles their live show.

Special Guest country duo Crab Apple Lane is comprised of Kirk Wynn and Deena Robbins.

Ages 18+. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm. Tickets are $5 in advance & $7 at the door.