This engaging, married duo, long steeped in old-timey music with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude, put out Galax in 2017 to meld their Appalachian roots to a contemporary concept of happening music. With Nashville-based, fellow musicians Fats Kaplin, Will Kimbrough, Neilson Hubbard and Audrey Spillman, they met with Snake Smith, Kyle Dean Smith and Kilby Spencer, authentic, old-timey musicians from Galax, Virginia, to record a once-in-a-lifetime, in-the-moment, collection of songs for the latest Wild Ponies collaborative experience. It all happened in real time in a shed on Doug’s Appalachian family farm, just steps away from where he and Telisha were married, set on the hallowed ground where music made from the hands and heart for the feet and soul survives and thrives. The Williams previously visited town for the Bedrock 66 music series and now return to demonstrate once again why they’re respected and revered as a couple of the most honest and forthcoming roots artists in Americana country-style music today.
Wild Ponies w/Doug & Telisha Williams
Friday, May 17, 8pm
Anvil & Forge Brewing and Distilling