Born in New Hampshire but raised in South Berkwick, ME, Rod Picott started his musical journey performing with a number of high-school and after-school rock and punk bands. After graduation, Picott headed west for Boulder, CO, performing in various coffeehouses and perfecting his craft with the help of Steven Allen Davis. After this time, Picott headed to Nashville to try his luck on Music Row. After seven years performing in various clubs and becoming a regular on the competitive circuit, Picott received an opening slot on Allison Krauss & Union Station's 1998 tour of the West Coast. He also has written with Slaid Cleaves as well as Fred Eaglesmith. In 2001, Picott released his debut album Tiger Tom Dixon's Blues, named after his father's uncle who was a boxer during the Depression. The album received great acclaim for its style and substance along the lines of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, John Hiatt, and Steve Earle.