Wild Ponies offer dead right, honest songwriting. Headed up by Doug & Telisha Williams, their 2013 release "Things That Used to Shine" (produced by Ray Kennedy) garnered widespread critical acclaim, spent 6 weeks in the top 20 of the AMA Radio chart, and over 20 weeks in the top 40. Wild Ponies play between 100-150 shows a year throughout the US, Canada and Europe, captivating audiences with a magnetic and stunning stage presence. They were recently named by “The Alternate Root” as one of the Top East Nashville Artists Right Now.
The past few years have been filled with hundreds of shows and thousands of miles for Doug and Telisha. They’ve traveled from Florida to Oregon and Michigan to Texas, hitting 47 US states and six Canadian provinces. They’ve played with some of their most beloved heroes - Lucinda Williams, Darrell Scott, Charlie Louvin, and Joe Ely – and been on stage at Anderson Fair, The Birchmere, The Carolina Theater, Godrey Daniels, Madison Square Park and Floydfest.
No matter how far they roam, Doug and Telisha always find their way back "home". A place that holds tight to the intricacies and contradictions of life in the south today. A place where old time religion, superstition, rundown bars, gravel parking lots and boarded up factories tell stories that wind up being songs. A place where in just one set, Doug & Telisha can still send audience members to their feet in applause, to their knees in prayer, and back to the bar to buy another beer.