Soul Café - Live at Strings (2006)
Memory (pickPocket Ensemble, 2010)
The band, which has become through the years a continuing changing and evolving back-up group for Corrigan's accordion, extracts melodies from Middle East and the former Iron-Courtain countries, blending them with Americana, but not enough to make them sound local. They need to explore a little bit of Polka and Bluegrass, but that's just my opinion.
Both albums were calling for a peak, and it was reached after painfully changing instruments, musicians and recording locations. An instrumental tale of unrequited love and passion for travel, ...If I Were A Highway took three years to make and it seems that Corrigan found a niche to hang out for a while. Fingerpainting In Red Wine, their fourth Studio Album, is another trip companion to faraway lands and introspective moods, highlighting a tune called "Renee at Ocean Beach," in which guitarist Tim Fox play a lullaby for Corrigan's daughter. As good as it gets, the pickPocket Ensemble music also calls for a major recording deal, with no restrictions nor compromises. Nowadays it might sound impossible, but...
Anyway, here are three little tunes of the pPE. Right-click on the title to download the MP3 file, and after that, click to the album title to buy it on Amazon.com. Don't thank me enough: