The Show Ponies + Pretty Gritty @ Mc Menamin's White Eagle Saloon

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Founding Ponies Andi Carder (lead vocals, banjo) and Clayton Chaney (lead vocals, bass) weave story and song with the same charm, pathos, and boldness that brought them from Texas and Arkansas to California where the Show Ponies were founded in 2011.

Along the way, they were joined by the three other Ponies whose musical pedigrees are as various as the Mississippi tributaries. First to join the duo was guitarist Jason Harris, who also produced the Ponies first album Here We Are! (2012). While many modern guitarists regard themselves as emancipated from the "strictures" of classical music, Harris credits Queen for kindling his interest in Bach and Mozart. Next to join the stable was Phil Glenn-a classically trained violin player whose love of folk, Celtic, and roots music eventually got the better of him and led to Mark O'Connor's annual String Camp where he won the Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin Award. Completing the roundup, Kevin Brown joined the Show Ponies after the release of their first album with his newly minted Masters Degree in Percussion, infusing bluegrass and folk melodies with a lifetime of dedication to the rhythms of jazz, rock, and hip-hop.

The Show Ponies have received various radio play and have collaborated with artists like Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers) on their recent EP Run for Your Life, and opened for Rascal Flatts at the 2014 Country Explosion in Utah. They have further forged their success with constant touring and critically acclaimed records while earning a devoted fan base. All of their studio work has been entirely crowd funded on the strength of social media and word of mouth in the midst of zigzagging up and down the Pacific West with forays back to Carder's native Texas.

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By: Pretty Gritty

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