The Show Ponies

Hayes Life Presents:

The Show Ponies

The American West, Trebuchet

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Show Ponies
The Show Ponies have forged their success with constant touring and critically acclaimed records while earning a devoted fan base. Both of their LP’s as well as the upcoming Run For Your Life have been entirely crowdfunded on the strength of a formidable social media presence and word of mouth in the midst of zig-zagging up and down the Pacific West with forays back to Carder’s native Texas. In addition to their long stay on the Americana Music Association’s charts, the Show Ponies recently opened for Rascal Flatts, Easton Corbin and Robert Earl Keen at the 2014 Country Explosion Festival in Tooele, Utah.

For the Show Ponies, the West is still wild. Their songs endeavor to preserve its wonder and our place in it. Steeped in deep tradition, the Show Ponies achieve that rare magic of transforming what is familiar into the precious and delightful.Their melodies and poetry remind us not only of the possibility of favorite artists or even favorite songs, but of favorite moments in a song. Here we find such moments, where a song-sweetened story helps discover for us the courage to light out for the territory ahead.
The American West
Established long before the first wagon train. The American West is a project led by Portland songwriter, Matthew Zeltzer.
Trebuchet
Trebuchet is an indie rock quartet from Petaluma, CA.
Members: Lauren Haile, Paul Haile, Eliott Whitehurst and Navid Manoochehri.

These four met while attaining their music degrees from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA. Trebuchet originated in 2010, releasing a self-titled EP in 2012, followed by their first full-length, "Carry On" in early 2014. Later that year, the band was asked to perform at Napa's Bottle Rock Festival. In 2015, they performed an original piece at Weill Hall with the Santa Rosa Young People's Chamber Orchestra.

Many years of studying and working on various other musical projects together have afforded its members a strong musical chemistry: one that has helped them achieve a level of honesty on their second album, Volte-Face, which reflects the two years of drastic change in the life of lyricist Eliott Whitehurst that inspired it.

Lead single and album opener, A Confession, is the singer/guitarist’s admission to having not lived up to the musical expectations he had set for himself. The sentiment is shared by the group and echoed in their gang vocal approach; one that features heavily throughout the whole of Volte-Face. Released in April of 2017, the album was named to KQED's Top 10 Best Bay Area Albums of the Year.
Venue Information:
Neck of the Woods
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
http://neckofthewoodssf.com