TINA AND HER PONY w/ LAILA NUR & THE LOVE RIOT
TINA AND HER PONY
Tina and Her Pony is making waves and contributing a unique sound to the American folk tradition. With warm smiles and honest simplicity, the charming duo offer original songs that echo familiar melodies, infused with radical, queer lyrics and uncommon instrumentation.
Tina & Her Pony formed in 2009 in Asheville, NC after the chance meeting of Tina Collins (tenor banjo, tenor ukulele, guitar, vocals) and Quetzal Jordan (cello, guitar, vocals). Collins and Jordan spent two years holed up in the high desert mountain town of Taos, making music and lifetime fans, becoming one of the most beloved performing acts in their iconic artist colony hometown.
After completing an eighteen month tour of the entire country, the duo has relocated to Asheville, North Carolina.
Tina and Her Pony released their full-length, self-titled debut album in March 2012. The album was mixed and mastered in Oakland, CA with Myles Boisen (The Tigerlilies; Kronos Quartet) and features trumpeter Chris Grady (also featured on Tom Waits’ Mule Variations). The group also released a six-track EP titled “Walkin’ in My Sleep” at the same time. The sound on the EP has a playful, low-fi quality that highlights Collin’s and Jordan’s magnetic synergy as a standalone duo.
LAILA NUR & THE LOVE RIOT
Laila Nur & The Love Riot [LNLR] is an experimental, folk-rock & indieSoul ensemble of musicians from North Carolina. Fused with lyrically charged Hip-Hop and eclectic bluesy melodies, LNLR is an electrifying experience of radical love through music. With their debut album rated Top 10 Best Albums in NC, Laila Nur & The Love Riot took a two year hiatus and is now shaking up the local scene and national stage once again! This eargasmic band is comprised of singer-songwriter & guitarist Laila Nur, violist Kasey Horton, bassist & music producer Joshua Mckelvey, and the all-band, all-instrument local legend Matty Sheets.