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Wild Ponies

September 5 at 8:pm

Steamer No. 10 Theatre is thrilled to announce the Capital Region debut of Wild Ponies, as part of its Eclectic Performances Series. This sweetly ass-kicking, subtly rocking Nashville roots duo offers dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful and gritty neo-traditional Americana wrapper.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. Friday, September 5 performance are $13 in advance; $15 at the door and are available by phone at 518.438.5503, online at www.steamer10theatre.org; and at the box office, 500 Western Avenue, Albany.

Wild Ponies takes all the rich detail and narrative of Doug and Telisha Williams earlier folk work and adds a superior sonic right fist. Quick wit and fearless delivery make every show stunning and personal. Touring in support of their fine release on Ditch Dog Records, “Things That Used To Shine,” Wild Ponies—Doug on guitar and Telisha on upright bass—bring plenty of energy and charisma along as they perform brilliant new songs as well as some of the old Doug & Telisha favorites.

Written during a busy year on the road, “Things That Used To Shine” is an album about leaving some things behind…and meeting others head-on. The album finds Telisha opening up about the skeletons that have haunted her closet for years.

Grammy-winning producer Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams) recorded the hot dozen songs in three days, running the band’s harmonies through the same pre-amps once used by the Beatles. “It’s a terrific, raw, robust sound these guys have going on,” said Kim Ruelhl in “No Depression.”