The Garret Sessions
A series of folk, roots & acoustic music dinner concerts
The Garret Sessions Presents
The Wild Ponies (USA)
February 8, 2014
Formerly an acoustic duo, The Wild Ponies swing emotional wrecking balls with great delicacy, sometimes waiting until the third verse to deliver devastating revelations about their characters - and themselves. On “Trigger,” Telisha doesn’t say until the end why she pulled the gun that’s left her hubby dead, and on “Truth Is,” she saves until the final line a reference to her painful childhood. “Everything I own is just a little bit broken,” they sing on a brisker cut, romping with heavy hearts that won’t weigh them down.
Michael Bialas - Huffington Post/No Depression
Wild Ponies Just Might Be Americana’s New Dark Horses
...Comparisons to Lucinda are inevitable, along with rough-and-tumble daring duos such as Shovels & Rope and honeyhoney, and Americana’s current power couple, recent newlyweds Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. All of them know how to capably cover shaky ground, but exploring deep, dark places seems to come naturally for Wild Ponies.
Jon Lohman, Virginia State Folklorist
"A tour de force."
Wednesday 10th December, 2014
Chris Newman & Maire Ni Chathasaigh (Irl)
“Virtuosic, fascinating, dramatic, original, inspired, gloriously adventurous, dazzling, brilliant, stunning, impassioned, electrifying, bewitching, moving, achingly beautiful, influential, revered, unique...”