Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Catskill Musician added to bill for event at Albany's Steamer No. 10 Theatre

From a press release today:

C.B. Smith added to Wild Ponies bill

Catskill bluegrass and Americana songwriter C.B. Smith has been added to the Wild Ponies bill at Steamer No. Theatre, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

Smith and his band, The Lucky Devils, are soon to release “Bluebird,” the follow-up to 2011’s critically-hailed “Flesh & Bone.” “C.B.'s songs ring true,” says the legendary Mary Gauthier, “There's no higher compliment as far as I am concerned."

Smith will perform as a duo with bassist Bill Strohm.

Roots rocking Wild Ponies make Capital Region debut
at Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5
Doug and Telisha Williams bring hot Nashville Americana to
the Eclectic Performance Series
ALBANY, N.Y.—SEPT. 2, 2014—Steamer No. 10 Theatre is thrilled to announce the Capital Region debut of Wild Ponies, as part of its Eclectic Performances Series. This sweetly ass-kicking, subtly rocking Nashville roots duo offers dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful and gritty neo-traditional Americana wrapper.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. Friday, September 5 performance are $13 in advance; $15 at the door and are available by phone at 518.438.5503, online at; and at the box office, 500 Western Avenue, Albany.

Wild Ponies takes all the rich detail and narrative of Doug and Telisha Williams earlier folk work and adds a superior sonic right fist. Quick wit and fearless delivery make every show stunning and personal. Touring in support of their fine release on Ditch Dog Records, "Things That Used To Shine," Wild Ponies—Doug on guitar and Telisha on upright bass—bring plenty of energy and charisma along as they perform brilliant new songs as well as some of the old Doug & Telisha favorites.

Written during a busy year on the road, "Things That Used To Shine" is an album about leaving some things behind...and meeting others head-on. The album finds Telisha opening up about the skeletons that have haunted her closet for years.

Grammy-winning producer Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams) recorded the hot dozen songs in three days, running the band's harmonies through the same pre-amps once used by the Beatles. "It's a terrific, raw, robust sound these guys have going on," said Kim Ruelhl in "No Depression."

Steamer No. 10 Theatre is an intimate 100-seat concert hall offering wonderful acoustics, great sightlines and a chance to hear killer music without the hubbub and chatter of a nightclub. The Eclectic Performances Series has hosted any number of amazing shows, including visits from Sean Rowe, Hamell on Trial, Kim Simmonds, The McKrells, Rosanne Raneri and many others.

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