High energy roots, country, bluegrass band, they have been making people get up and dance at many festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival, and Black Deer Americana Festival.
Darren Eedens is a full time banjo/ guitar pickerin the bluegrass folk, roots, rockabilly styles.
Vocals, Guitar, Banjo / Darren Eedens
Fiddle / David Grubb
Bass / Rhys Morgan
Drums / Edd Clemas
"On his own he leaves audiences spellbound with his dazzling instrumental skills, startling old-school vocals (Imagine Buddy Holly sitting on a porch in the Appalachians) and tall tales. " -The Blues Magazine UK
"Darren Eedens and the Slim Pickin's from Cardiff, Wales revive the late 80's, early 90's alt-country or cow-punk genre before the more all-including term Americana was created. Deeply rooted in traditional country and mountain music but presented with an edgier punk-energy, switching from guitar to banjo, "Rye Whisky" was a standout from their soon to be released self-titled debut on April, 12.
Think of Hank Williams meeting Ralph Stanley ready to party on steroids, while the Sex Pistols are laughing somewhere." - Giddy Ups Bar