Growing promotions and booking agency, Wilson Pickins Promotions, had a banner year in 2016, signing a diverse team of incredible artists from around the country. With growth, comes staff expansion and we are thrilled to announce that our silent partner up until this time, Steve Wilson, will be assuming the role of promoter/agent, working alongside wife, Melanie to successfully further the exposure of all of their bands.
Steve, also the banjo player for his band Wilson Banjo Co., has been working on small projects for the agency here and there, mostly on technical side utilizing his at home recording studio, but looks forward to getting more involved with all aspects of the business and working closely with the bands. He is very impressed with all of the talent teamed up with the agency and has had the privilege of performing with many of them as well. Probably the biggest impact on Steve has been the dedication and loyalty shown not only by Melanie to the bands, and the hard work that goes into what she does, but the high level of teamwork that goes on between the bands all supporting each other out in the world. Everyone seems to truly want to see the others succeed. He says “it’s just not something that you see in any other genre of music and it’s awesome.”
Steve worked for Gibson Custom Art division in Nashville, TN, where he honed his Luthier skills which led him to building his current line of Wilson Custom Banjos. He also has an at-home recording studio where he works on local and some agency projects, demos, miscellaneous album tracks and currently his upcoming record with his own band.
The couple is excited to see what the future brings for this incredible team of musicians and looks forward to contributing whatever they can to furthering the bluegrass music they love.