Both as a music addict and "critic," I hear lots of music that slips into cult status and/or obscurity while less talented musicians reap the big rewards. Take South Floridian Charlie Pickett. Throughout the1980s, he was a road warrior of roots rock long before the term became common in America. He released four fine records (three LPs and one EP) during that stint and played memorable, genre-fusing shows all over the country before, in late 1988, "officially" giving up on his dream of hitting it big. He was convinced that he'd never be more than just a regional talent — but boy, was he wrong.... More >>>