Goodbye Picasso is an American rock act based in New York, NY. The band was formed in 2007 after the break-up of Whiskey Richard, a rock/alternative country act from Nashville, Tennessee by way of the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, which all of its members attended. Whiskey Richard recorded the 2005 album, The Untimely Demise of a Lovestruck Confessor. The principal members of Goodbye Picasso are Chris Dreyer and Scott Taylor. They have performed with a variety of rhythm sections since forming as an acoustic duo in 2001. Goodbye Picasso are currently preparing to record their magnum opus The Book of Aylene.
Goodbye Picasso's music has always built on the strength of the songs written by Chris Dreyer, lead vocalist and songwriter. Dreyer names The Beatles, Conor Oberst, and Ryan Adams as influences, amongst others.
Goodbye Picasso has received acclaim in New York City after being named Audience Favorite at the Ars Nova A.N.T. Festival in 2008 for their rock opera The Book of Aylene.
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