Tina & Her Pony performs at Emerald Lounge on Thursday, March 27

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Tina & Her Pony performs at Emerald Lounge on Thursday, March 27

With warm smiles and honest simplicity, Tina & Her Pony bring fresh life and a unique sound to the American folk tradition, featuring original songs that echo the sound of Appalachia, while creating new waves with radical, queer lyrics, uncommon instrumentation and vocals tighter than your mamas’ brazier.

Tina & Her Pony formed in Asheville, N.C. in 2009 following the chance meeting of Tina Collins (tenor banjo, tenor ukulele, guitar, vocals) and Quetzal Jordan (cello, guitar, vocals). Collins and Jordan spent two years holed up in the high desert mountain town of Taos, New Mexico, making music and friends, and becoming one of the iconic artist colony’s most beloved performing acts.

Tina and Her Pony released their full length, self-titled debut album in March 2012. The album was mixed and mastered in Oakland, Calif. with Myles Boisen (The Tigerlilies; Kronos Quartet) and features trumpeter Chris Grady (also featured on Tom Waits’ Mule Variations).

In addition, the group released its six-track EP “Walkin’ in My Sleep” in March 2012. The sound on the EP has a playful, low-fi quality that highlights Collins’ and Jordan´s magnetic synergy as a standalone duo. Both albums are now available for download on iTunes and Amazon.

After completing an eighteen month tour that has took the band through the entire country, Tina & Her Pony have settled in Asheville.

Additional band information is available at www.tinaandherpony.com.

Catch Tina & Her Pony live at one of their upcoming concerts in Asheville:

Thursday March 27 at 8pm, $7 at Emerald Lounge 112 N Lexington Ave. Asheville, NC 28801. This is a special show with The Moon& You, plus Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Ray. The show will be cast on the web as the inaugural show of Asheville City Limits, a new series brought to you by the Emerald Lounge.

Saturday April 5 at 6pm, no cover at French Broad Brewery 101 Fairview Rd, Asheville, NC 28803.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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