Tina & Her Pony
|Origin||Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Past members||Quetzal Jordan|
Tina & Her Pony is an American indie folk music project based in Asheville, North Carolina, United States, consisting of Tina Collins and rotating band members, who began making music together in early 2009..They spent two years in the high desert mountain town of Taos, New Mexico making music and friends. After an 18-month album release tour spanning the United States and Canada, they established a new home base in Asheville and released their album, Champion. Their approach to music feels at once old-timey and totally modern. They exhibit an enviable versatility on several instruments—Collins on tenor banjo, tenor ukulele, and guitar—and they blend their voices to create harmonies that wrap listeners in sound.
Tina & Her Pony was formed in 2009 in Asheville. Collins had grown up on the periphery of the Appalachians.They released their first full-length album in March 2012, which was mixed and mastered in Oakland, California, with Myles Boisen (The Tiger Lillies, Kronos Quartet) and features the trumpeter Chris Grady (also featured on Tom Waits’ Mule Variations). They also released a six-track EP titled Walkin’ in My Sleep at the same time. After completing an eighteen-month album release tour that took the band through the entire USA and Canada, they moved to Asheville to work on Champion, released in fall 2017. Champion was recorded at Echo Mountain Recording and features musicians from Rising Appalachia, The Honeycutters, and Holy Ghost Tent Revival.
As a classically trained musician,Collins is known for her tight, sweet, smooth vocals and simple, exposed, crafted instrumentation on tenor banjo, tenor ukulele and guitar.
They could draw easy and favorable comparisons to The Indigo Girls. Like their forebears, Tina & Her Pony's harmonies are deep in the pocket. The songs themselves carry a gentle wisdom that invigorates the listener.The music draws inspiration from both Appalachia and the high desert, in addition to "bluegrass and old-time melodies that have been sung by generations of women before".
Tina and Her Pony is contributing a unique sound to the American folk tradition.
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