The Show Ponies
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An Indie-Folk band with old-tyme country influences, striking a balance between old and new, joy and sorrow, rough and tender.
You could call The Show Ponies a folk outfit, but you might be wrong. Then again, you might be right. Fusing a plethora of musical and literary influences, The Show Ponies have created for themselves a sound. It’s not altogether definable, but they like it that way, says Jason Harris, the groups guitarist and producer, “In the past I’ve found that once you’ve put yourself in a box, it’s really difficult to get the hell out.”
Just last year, the Los Angeles-based quintet have opened for the likes of Billboard chart mainstays Rascal Flatts and Easton Corbin; Texas country legend Robert Earl Keen and darlings of the folk music blogosphere, Elephant Revival. Add to that a rigorous touring schedule, the release of their third record, as well as a wildly supportive, dedicated fan base, and you might conclude that the Show Ponies are having a pretty good time, to say the least.
A completely crowd-funded band, the Show Ponies just recently finished a crowd-funding campaign in which their fans helped them raise over double their initial goal, to the tune of $21,000. The resulting release was a five song EP entitled “Run For Your Life,” which features two collaborations with virtuosic banjoist and world-class musician, Noam Pikelny. The EP was released on October 23rd, 2014, and has proven to be another hit among fans by the constant streaming plays.