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Wild Ponies
01. Sally Ann
02. Tower and the wheel
03. Pretty bird
04. To my grave
05. Will they still know me
06. Hearts and bones
07. Jackknife
08. Mamma bird
09. Goodnight partner
10. Here with me

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Galax pays tribute to the powerful music and rugged landscape of Southwest Virginia, where both Wild Ponies' members Doug and Telisha Williams were born and raised. There, in mountain towns like Galax, old-time American music continues to thrive, supported by a community of fiddlers, flat-pickers, and fans. The stripped-back album nods to the band's history while still pushing forward. Recorded in the shed behind Doug's old family farm in the Appalachians (steps away from the site where Doug and Telisha were married), Galax returns Wild Ponies to their musical and geographic roots. Galax's track list is filled with upright bass, acoustic guitar, twin fiddles, Telecaster, banjo, pedal steel, mandolin, harmonies, gang vocals, and even some stripped-down percussion. Every song was recorded live, never once pausing the process to listen to the performance they'd just captured. It wasn't until Wild Ponies returned home to Nashville that they finally heard the wild magic documented during those mountaintop sessions. Bridging the gap between old and new, the album features revered Old-Time players Snake Smith, Kyle Dean Smith, and Kilby Spencer from its namesake, Galax, Virginia, and some of the band's favorite musicians from Nashville: Fats Kaplin, Will Kimbrough, Neilson Hubbard and Audrey Spillman to create a modern masterpiece with traditional folk influences. The band will tour heavily in support of Galax with dates across US and Europe. Recorded August 14th & 15th 2016 at Gambetty Farm in Galax, Virginia. Produced by Neilson Hubbard and Doug WilliamsEngineered and Mixed by Neilson HubbardMastered by Darrel Sheinman and Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records.Cut on a Haeco Scully lathe with Westrex RA1700 series amps, Westrex 3DIIA cutting head and Telefunken U73B tube limiter; Decca valve equalisation; monitored on Audio Note equipment.

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