Wild Ponies run free in the Radio Heartland studio

Wild Ponies perform their new song, 'Bury the Young,' live in the Radio Heartland studio at The Current. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • Wild Ponies - Tower and the Wheel (Live at Radio Heartland) 03:39
  • Wild Ponies - Bury the Young (Live at Radio Heartland) 04:00
  • Wild Ponies - Love Is Not A Sin (Live at Radio Heartland) 03:09

The Nashville duo Wild Ponies had a big plan for their most recent record, Galax. They could have gone into a nice, plush Nashville studio and recorded it with a few of the town's wonderful session players. Instead, they chose to bring those same players up to their Blue Ridge Mountains hometown of Galax, Va., to play alongside of some of the area's local musical legends. Wild Ponies were so happy with the energy of the sessions that they didn't even bother to listen to the final recordings until they got back to Nashville for mastering.

Doug and Telisha Williams have been playing together since high school and still are heavy road warriors. They were in our area for a handful of gigs in the Twin Cities and southwestern Minnesota recently, and they brought their gear into our studio for a session.

Songs Performed


"Tower and the Wheel"
"Bury The Young"
"Love Is Not A Sin"
Songs 1 and 3 both appear on Wild Ponies' 2016 album, Radiant, out on No Evil Records; song 1 also appears on the band's 2017 release, Galax, out on Gearbox Records. Song 2 is as yet unreleased.

Personnel


Doug Williams - guitar and vocal
Telisha Williams - bass and vocal
Jack Foster - drums

Hosted and produced by Mike Pengra
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Nate Ryan

External Link

Wild Ponies - official site

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  • Wild Ponies perform at Radio Heartland
    Wild Ponies performing in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Wild Ponies perform at Radio Heartland
    Jack Foster performs with Wild Ponies in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Wild Ponies perform at Radio Heartland
    Telisha Williams of Wild Ponies performing in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Wild Ponies perform at Radio Heartland
    Doug Williams of Wild Ponies in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Wild Ponies perform at Radio Heartland
    The case for Telisha Williams' collapsible bass rests in the corner of the the Radio Heartland studio as Wild Ponies perform. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Wild Ponies perform at Radio Heartland
    Telisha Williams of Wild Ponies tunes her bass in the Radio Heartland studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Wild Ponies, 'Galax'
    Wild Ponies, 'Galax' (Gearbox Records)