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Pickin' Pear

about us

An original band that lives to write, perform, and travel. Since 2014 Tia and Leon have played over 700 shows together in 37 states across the United States.


Leon Elam

Leon plays banjo a little bit.

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Tia Martini

Tia is a badass.

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Pete Wernick - Dr. Banjo - Hot Rize

"You are both good at what you do and it meshes well. I think 6 good years says it all... more power to you. Keep it up!" - Pete Wernick (Hot Rize) - June, 2020

Emma Jerry - 303 Magazine

"It’s serious yet silly, it plays by some rules but breaks others, and they’re songs from the road that manage to feel like home" - Emma Jerry (303 Magazine, Denver, CO) - May 2019


David Gans - Musician, Author, and host of The Grateful Dead Hour

"These two deliver a smooth, nutritious, delightful experience just like their namesake. I love a sweet, juicy, ripe pear!" - David Gans - March 2021

Feels Like Home

released May 3, 2019

Pickin’ Pear:
Leon Elam - Banjo & Vocals
Tia Martini - Ukulele & Vocals

Also Featuring:
Matt Wolff - Bass & Vocals
Robert Jennings - Drums
Lane Gibson - Vocals

21st Century Blues and Crazy Ray's recorded by Sam Taylor at The Cathedral in Cincinnati, OH

All other tracks recorded by Lane Gibson at Lane Gibson Studios in Charlotte, VT

All songs engineered, mixed and mastered by Lane Gibson at
Lane Gibson Studios

Artwork by Lizzy Farley



Monday - Friday 11:00 - 18:30

Saturday 11:00 - 17:00

Sunday 12:30 - 16:30 




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