The Show Ponies

Their engaging website promises that “The Show Ponies are an indie-folk band with old time and bluegrass tendencies.” This young five-person outfit knows whereof they sing— by way of Texas and Arkansas originally, then to California and three CDs in just 5 years since. Beyond their winning self-description, SP is a sophisticated, musically literate American roots-music ensemble, smart interpreters of Johnny and June Carter Cash, lately extending their reach to a Fleetwood Mac cover. That’s because lead Ponies Andi Carder and Clayton Chaney’s voices, storytelling and humor —depicted in the wry original “Run for your Life” — suggest ambitions to both meet and expand the tradition. They play Costa Mesa’s Wayfarer with openers Moonsville Collective and Ellie Mae and the Richochets. Be there so you can brag you were before they made the big time.

Thu., March 3, 8 p.m., 2016
(Expired: 03/03/16)

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