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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:57 pm 
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On Thursday November 20th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Wild Ponies to The Greystones. Doug & Telisha Williams return to Sheffield as part of their first headline UK tour after having opened for and backed Rod Picott last October. Wild Ponies write songs about a place where old time religion, superstition, run down bars, gravel parking lots and boarded up factories all mingle together. Things That Used To Shine is their latest record. Support for the evening comes from Grassoline. Advance tickets priced at £9 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/266202 and the venue (12-6pm) or entry on the night will be £11. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.


***WILD PONIES***

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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. It’s also the studio debut of Wild Ponies, a Nashville-based outfit fronted by Virginia natives Doug and Telisha Williams, who have previously toured and recorded as acoustic folk duo Doug & Telisha. Released by the band’s newly formed independent label, DitchDog Records, Things That Used To Shine finds Telisha opening up about the skeletons that have haunted her closet for years. Grammy-winning producer Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, LucindaWilliams) recorded the album’s 12 songs in three days, running the band’s harmonies through the same pre-amps once used by the Beatles. Casey Driessen, Russ Pahl, Jake Winebrenner and other heavy-hitting roots musicians also make appearances, beefing up the band’s songs with everything from organ to pedal steel.

The lyrics will take you places that are not mentioned in Sunday School. A sparkling debut. Hurry up album number two.” Maverick Magazine (4 stars)

Americana fans are strongly urged to check out this bandR2 Magazine (4 stars)

http://www.wildponies.net


***GRASSOLINE***

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Chesterfield’s Grassoline play a bluegrass influenced brand of alt-country featuring guitar, double bass, fiddle, banjo and mandolin and sometimes more. In 2012 they released their debut CD “Mountain & Grave”. Americana UK described the 6 tracks as having “the makings of something really special”. We wouldn’t disagree.

Grassoline are not made for these times. Theirs is a music of epic grandeur and epic heartbreak that is so complete within itself that it is not of the tradition, it’s not just bluegrass or folk tinged transplanted balladry, it’s the living music of a colonised landscape. Grassoline are a band more than worthy of your attention whether on record or live.” Americana-UK.com

They’ve since followed up that release with the EP Here But Not At Home Vol. 1 which has been winning them many more plaudits and they launched Volume 2 earlier this year.

Exquisite, jewel-like songs of a seriously pin drop nature.” Fatea Magazine

This quartet aren’t your archetypal country band. This music is genuine. These are people with an exquisite talent who unpretentiously love making music.” Now Then Magazine

This is the proof, if it was needed, that Grassoline is a band of substance, as they have consolidated their sound with another set of perfect songs. If you’re going to watch a band, then this is the band to watch.” Americana-UK.com

http://www.facebook.com/Grassoline


Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/481649798643238

Last.fm Event page:

http://www.last.fm/event/3975896

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:41 pm 
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Tonight, Sheffield. Grassoline kick things off at 8pm, Wild Ponies at 9pm.

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