BackStage with Keb’ Mo’

I had the pleasure of sitting down backstage with Keb’ Mo’ for over half an hour and discuss Wood Metal picks. Keb’ had his Epiphone Special II with him and had a chance to try 9 of my deigns. Keb’ took a particular liking to a Olin Copper Apple pick, 21mm x 25mm. It just felt right. I met up with Keb’ on two other occasions and ended up giving him a box with two Oak picks closest to his desired specifications.

Keb’ was such a charming personality and a true gentleman. His interest in my picks was genuine. And what a musician! I will personally handcraft a set of Olin Apple Copper picks for Keb’. (Thor M. Renslemo)

(Photos of Keb’ and Thor by Ole Christian Wold Haavik)




The End of Notodden Blues Festival 2014

We got the sweet opportunity to introduce our picks to artists at Notodden Blues Festival 2014! We had a chance to really talk tools with the guitarists and the response was overwhelming! Artists came up to us backstage after hearing about it from other artist or discovering our printed teasers in the artist folder. They just had to try it out. It was amazing to meet so much talent and get such a sweet feedback on the picks.

Paul Sherry of Gráinne Duffy Band played three gigs with Ågåt Naturally Curved CocoNut Pick. James Henderson, the guitarist for Dorothy Moore and former member of Black Oak Arkansas, played the gig at Notodden Church with a Myrthild Oak pick. What a show! I haven’t felt that emotional at a concert since I photographed Nina Simone back in ’89. (Thor M. Renslemo)