2014 release from the singer/songwriter. The son of a welder from rural New England, Rod Picott is a masterful songwriter and soulful singer who carries with him as fine a suitcase of songs as you'll find anywhere. A former construction worker who hung up his tools when he released his debut CD in 2000, Picott has carved a career for himself with a run of six beautifully crafted self released CDs over the last 13 years and a well earned reputation as an engaging, emotion fueled performer. HANG YOUR HOPES ON a CROOKED NAIL, produced by RS Field [Billy Joe Shaver, Justin Townes Earle, Hayes Carll], is a collection of carefully crafted songs of rugged truth and beauty. Recorded at Middletree Studios in East Nashville, the CD highlights Picott's particular gift for exploring complex themes in common language.