The Show Ponies 'Run for your Life' - Self Release

A five song EP from indie-folk, bluegrass band that formed in 2011. With two previous releases this five piece, based in California, bring energy to the songs that are steeped in traditional roots music.

Fiddle duels with mandolin and guitar underpins all the arrangements, which also include harmonica and some fine drum/bass accompaniment. The singing is excellent also with the harmony vocals very buoyant and bright.

Get Me While I’m Young  is a fine song that has hit written all over it and trades opinions between a couple that are sparring over marriage pressures. Some Lonesome Tune finishes off the recording with an insight into farming, hard toil and enduring debt - a belief in the Good Lord and a plea to be made new.