No bad luck at all-ages concert Friday the 13th |

No bad luck at all-ages concert Friday the 13th

Traditionally, Friday the 13th is noted for bringing bad luck throughout a 24-hour period. Picket Line’s lead singer, Taylor Harvey, though, isn’t superstitious about his show on the 13th or, for that matter, his blooming music career.

Pipedown, Roustabouts and Kiss or Kill Me will join Picket Line Friday at the Center for the Arts.

“I’m not really a superstitious person, but Friday the 13th is definitely an interesting day to play on because you never know what will happen,” said Harvey, 19, and the oldest member of his band.

Picket Line has two demo albums out, the second one produced by Sylvia Massey, who works with groups including Tool, System Of A Down and Powerman 5000.

“We started the band when I was a senior in high school,” Harvey said last Monday. “I had open sixth period with my friend who plays guitar, and we decided to start a band. We just started writing music and doing gigs.”

Harvey graduated last year from Bear River High School. The other Picket Line founders are basssist/vocalist Chris Paterson and guitarist Wes Ivazes. Trey Webb, a former Nevada Union High School student, replaced the original drummer.

Picket Line’s hard rock sound is similar to Finch and Deftones, the band’s frontman observed. Originals can be found online at

Currently, Picket Line is touring Northern California, coming home to Nevada County in between gigs.

“I love playing here because I have a love of Grass Valley in general,” Harvey said. “The crowd is really good.”

Less than a year ago, several of Picket Line’s fans were also their fellow high school classmates.

In the coming months, Picket Line will appear across the state with the Auburn-based Dead City Sunday.

Although unsure of the future, Harvey hopes his band is kept busy with dates.

“We just have a love of playing and want to turn it into a career…and maybe be professionals someday,” Harvey said.

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