Pickin' on Creed features many of the rock band's early hits performed in an acoustic arrangement similar in approach to bluegrass music. Dennis Caplinger and David Johnson perform on most of the instruments here, the former playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, bass, fiddle, organ, and electric piano, and the latter playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dulcimer, resonator guitar, and percussion loop. In addition, Tony Creasman contributes to the songs on drums and Tim Smith on bass. This tribute album should appeal to any Creed fanatics who can also appreciate acoustic music. This is a far stretch from Creed's over-the-top style of hard rock, but the songs are still the same, just stripped of their power and muscle and presented from a different, more organic perspective.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier