DATE: Thursday, Oct. 21, 7:30pm
LOCATION: Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center
TICKETS: starting at $33
Although they’re based in Nashville, Wild Ponies have always looked to their roots in Southwest Virginia for inspiration. Supported by a community of fiddlers, flat-pickers and fans, their songs pay tribute to the rugged landscape and old-time American music that continues to thrive there, diving into old-school influences with songs like "Pretty Bird" – a rendition of the Hazel Dickens original – and the traditional mountain song "Sally Anne."
The result is a broad, bold approach to Appalachian music – with lyrics that draw on family heirlooms, the Catawba tree on the farm, the nostalgic pull of one's birthplace, a mother's tough lough, leaving and believing, and the cyclical natures of death and love.