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Wild Ponies announce new album ‘Galax’ + 30-date EU/UK tour

Due out 20th October via Gearbox Records / Featuring guest appearances from : Fats Kaplin, Will Kimbrough, Neilson Hubbard and Audrey Spillman.

Galax pays tribute to the powerful music and rugged landscape of Southwest Virginia, where both Wild Ponies’ members Doug and Telisha Williams were born and raised. There, in mountain towns like Galax, oldtime American music continues to thrive, supported by a community of fiddlers, flat-pickers, and fans. The stripped-back album nods to the band’s history while still pushing forward. Recorded in the shed behind Doug’s old family farm in the Appalachians (steps away from the site where Doug and Telisha were married), Galax returns Wild Ponies to their musical and geographic roots.

Galax‘s track list is filled with upright bass, acoustic guitar, twin fiddles, Telecaster, banjo, pedal steel, mandolin, harmonies, gang vocals, and even some stripped-down percussion. Every song was recorded live, never once pausing the process to listen to the performance they’d just captured. It wasn’t until Wild Ponies returned home to Nashville that they finally heard the wild magic documented during those mountaintop sessions.

Bridging the gap between old and new, the album features revered Old-Time players Snake Smith, Kyle Dean Smith, and Kilby Spencer from its namesake, Galax, Virginia, and some of the band’s favorite musicians from Nashville: Fats Kaplin, Will Kimbrough, Neilson Hubbard and Audrey Spillman to create a modern masterpiece with traditional folk influences.

The band will tour heavily in support of Galax with dates across US and Europe.

Tour dates:

21/10/2017 The Smokehouse – Ipswich
22/10/2017  Union At The Con Club – Lewes
24/10/2017  The Sound Lounge  – London
25/10/2017  Kitchen Garden Café  – Birmingham
26/10/2017  Woodend Gallery  – Scarborough
27/10/2017  House Concert  – High Wycombe
28/10/2017  Gordon Arms  – Bedford
29/10/2017  The Square Tower  – Portsmouth
30/10/2017  The Greystones  – Sheffield
02/11/2017  B-Bar – Plymouth
03/11/2017  Toddington
04/11/2017  Small World Theatre – Cardigan
06/11/2017  The Vaults at The Golden Farm Inn – Cirencester
07/11/2017  The Running Horse  – Nottingham
08/11/2017  House Concert  – Beverley
09/11/2017  Garstang Unplugged – Garstang
10/11/2017  Friday  Cabaret Voltaire – Edinburg
11/11/2017  Victoria Hotel – Menai Bridge

14/11/17  Folk in de Walden, Oentsjerk, NL
15/11/17  Theater de Wegwijzer, Nieuw- en Sint Joosland, NL
16/11/17  Trianon, Nijmegen, NL
17/11/17  Speelplaats Baars, nr. Steenwijk, NL
18/11/17  Berlin, Germany – House Concert
22/11/17  Cobblestone Club, Oldenzaal, NL
23/11/17  Musemix @ Engels, The Hague, NL
26/11/17 MONDORF (LUXEMBOURG) – T´Scheier
28/11/17 SULZBACH – Salzbrunnenhaus
29/11/17 SAARWELLINGEN – “Reitgelände auf der Höh”

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