The Pea Pickn Hearts – Rachel Gibson and Jon Ives

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, The Pea Pickin Hearts, Songwriter, Gatlinburg, TNThe Pea Pickin’ Hearts are an Americana/Folk/Country music duo influenced by the Appalachian sounds of the 1940s and 50s that call Gatlinburg, TN their home. The name “Pea Pickin’ Hearts” is a reference to Tennessee Ernie Ford’s famous line ‘Bless your pea pickin’ heart’.  “We have a lot of connections to Ernie.  So, the name is a tribute to our history with each other (married 16 years) & our Tennessee home.”  Dade Driggers of Columbia’s Free Times (SC) says, “Gibson’s soprano to mezzo-soprano range glides effortlessly over Ives’ lushly strummed acoustic rhythms, and their overall sound is a fully-rounded embodiment of Appalachia’s well-trod acoustic basics, plucking sounds from the middle of last century and delivering them with earnest conviction.”  The Pea Pickin’ Hearts have a new heavily folk-inspired CD, “Creekwood Crow” (available August 2014).  And, You can catch them on tour & on independent radio all over the eastern US!