Corolla Ponies In The Snow by Jefferson Hart and Ghosts Of The Old North State is full of rock & roll that can only come from a guy who's been doing it for decades and is complete control of his guitar. Hart knows how to create room-filling sound that reminds me of Neil Young in places and the music lines are woven around lyrics that remind me of my favorite Tom Petty songs but with a little more Gram Parsons' inspired twang in them. These songs feel like good company on a long road trip.
I'm adding "Marigold," "Deep Water Girl," "Tale Of A Love Gone South," and "I Ain't Henpecked (I Just Have Chicken House Ways)" to rotation.
Preview Corolla Ponies In The Snow by Jefferson Hart and the Ghosts of Old North State on Amazon.
Jefferson Hart is the featured guest on episode 198 of the Americana Music Show.
Jefferson Hart, from his bio on ReverbNation:
The new CD "Corolla Ponies In The Snow" is now available for download at iTunes, Amazon & CD Baby. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffersonhart CDs available at upcoming shows & from selected Durham. Chapel Hill and Raleigh NC record stores. CD release party is June 27 at Cat's Cradle Back Room at 8pm. 3 of Jeff's earlier cds are finally on iTunes and Amazon, ie. 2011's "Ghosts of the Old North State", 1990's "The Singles 1961 - 1990" and 1995's "Glances From A Nervous Groom".
“His prize possession is a guitar signed by over a dozen of his heroes including Paul Westerberg, John Hiatt, Robert Earl Keen, and Matthew Sweet - with a combination of that foursome providing a decent description of Hart's sound ... and from a Byrds-eye view, the pre-Clarence White Byrds. ” - Rick Cornell - No Depression
“I challenge anyone to find a better in-the-wee-hours song than the exceptional 'From Now On' with such lines as "Colder than the backside of your pillowcase". Lesser artists have made careers of such songs. ” - Record Exchange Monitor