3/26/2012 9:05:00 AM Tina & Her Pony
Musical duo hoofing it through the Verde Valley
Tina & Her Pony, comprised of Tina Collins and Quetzal Jordan, returns to Northern Arizona for three concerts, including two in the Verde Valley.
April 3 - The Horn Saloon, Camp Verde
April 4 - ChocalaTree Eatery, Sedona
With warm smiles and honest simplicity, Tina & Her Pony bring fresh life to old-time music.
The charming duo adds a unique sound to the American folk tradition, featuring original songs that echo familiar melodies while creating new waves with radical, queer lyrics and uncommon instrumentation.
Tina & Her Pony formed in Asheville, N.C., in 2009 following the chance meeting of Tina Collins (tenor banjo, tenor ukulele, guitar, vocals) and Quetzal Jordan (cello, guitar, vocals). Collins and Jordan spent the last two years holed up in the high desert mountain town of Taos, N.M., making music and friends, and becoming one of the iconic artist colony's most beloved performing acts.
Tina & Her Pony released their full length, self-titled debut album in March 2012. The album was mixed and mastered in Oakland, Calif., with Myles Boisen (The Tigerlilies; Kronos Quartet) and features trumpeter Chris Grady (also featured on Tom Waits' Mule Variations).
In addition, the group released its six-track EP "Walkin' in My Sleep" in March 2012. The sound on the EP has a playful, low-fi quality that highlights Collins' and Jordan's magnetic synergy as a standalone duo. Both albums are now available for download on iTunes and Amazon.
Tina & Her Pony have planned a yearlong tour starting in May 2012 that will take the band to all states east of the Mississippi and beyond.
Tour updates and additional band information are available at www.tinaandherpony.com.
Tina & Her Pony will be playing two shows in the Verde Valley. Tuesday, April 3, at The Horn Saloon in Camp Verde. Show is 7 p.m., no cover. Wednesday, April 4, at Chocolatree Eatery in Sedona. Show is 7 p.m., $5 cover.
Thursday, April 5, at The Raven Cafe in Prescott. Show is 8 p.m., no cover. (Annabeth McNamara opens.)