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

24/11/17 SAARBRÜCKEN – RIEGELSBERG – Rathaus

25/11/17 OBERDORFF (FRANCE)

26/11/17 MONDORF (LUXEMBOURG) – T´Scheier

28/11/17 SULZBACH – Salzbrunnenhaus

29/11/17 SAARWELLINGEN – “Reitgelände auf der Höh”

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