Tallahassee based bands like Action Jackson and ONa benefitted not only from his hot licks on lead guitar, but his original compositions. Heavily influenced by the funk and hip-hop of his youth, Pichard blended these sounds with the best of grunge (Nirvana) and classic rock (James Brown). Pichard has devoted himself to the art of improvisation. As the lead guitarist in all his musical endeavors, Pichard is well-known for his insistence on hour-long jams as a routine part of band rehearsal.
The result is always astonishing, as his live performances feature nuanced ramblings developed during these sessions. After a move to Juneau, Alaska in 2004, Pichard found himself leading many new creative efforts. His most recent include Slow Gun Runner. Recent releases by the Hoochies are available on iTunes and Amazon.
Pichard can sometimes be spotted back in Tallahassee, sitting in with King Cotton Blues Band. All of the songs available here are offered as free downloads and are songs Pichard wrote most if not all the music and arrangements for as well as produced and engineered the recordings. This site has been set up as more of a repository and chronology of an average joe musicians' enthusiasm for writing and recording songs. These albums represent the various bands and recording projects Pichard has been involved in. Read more on Last.fm.
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