This review was previously posted on Indie Voice Blog.
Laura Goldfarb of Red Boot PR has introduced this writer to a few amazing artists over the years, but none of them compare to this amazing band. The Show Ponies combine the fun of Mumford & Sons with the lyrical brilliance of Bruce Springsteen to create musical genius that is destined to propel this band to the head of the pack and make them a household name.
Their video for "The Time it Takes," which was formed from tour footage, is simply amazing. The second track, "This World is not my Home," rocks as only a true gospel bluegrass song can. It is impossible to pick the best tracks, as every song delivers in its own way. The multiple lead singers (Andi Carder and Clayton Chaney) make every song like a Christmas present that you can't wait to open. One thing that truly stands out is the amazing fiddle work of Phil Green, as well as the banjo of Carder.
Add to that the perfect percussive foundation of Kevin Brown on drums and Chaney on bass, coupled with the guitar and piano of Jason Hawk Harris and it is easy to see why we are so in love with this band. If they ever come within 500 miles of your home, you owe it to yourself to get out and see them perform.