Doug & Telisha Williams of Wild Ponies play tracks from Radiant and talk about co-writing with others, the Wild Ponies Trail Ride, and going all electric.
Also this week I’ve got another track from the Honeycutters new album, another track from the awesome Tony Joe White album, and more new music from the Carolyn Sills Combo, Tim Isberg, Kacy & Clayton, Moreland & Arbuckle, The Mike Eldred Trio, Keegan McInroe & more...
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- Love Found It's Home / The Regulators / One Of These Days / 03:42
- Southern Moon / Derek Hoke / Southern Moon / 04:20
- The Middle Of Nowhere / Tony Joe White / Rain Crow / 04:25
- Brunswick Stew / Kacy & Clayton / Strange Country / 03:11
- Big River / Johnny Cash / Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll [Disc 1] / 02:32
- Big Canoe / The Carolyn Sills Combo / Dime Stories, Vol. 2 / 03:17
- Let's Get Drunk / The Honeycutters / On the Ropes / 04:49
- *** interview w/ Wild Ponies and tracks from Radiant ***
- I'm A King Bee / Moreland & Arbuckle / Promised Land Or Bust / 02:50
- Black Annie / Mike Eldred Trio / Baptist Town / 05:25
- Fast / Ryan Beaver / Rx / 04:04
- Only a Dream / Beth Lee & The Breakups / Keep Your Mouth Shut / 02:05
- Run / Tim Isberg / Tears Along the Road / 05:05
- Red House / Chase Walker Band / Not Quite Legal / 04:37
- Sweet Dolly / Yarn / This Is the Year / 04:25
- I Got Trouble / Keegan Mcinroe / Uncouth Pilgrims / 04:38
- Good While It Lasted / Hayes Carll / Lovers And Leavers / 03:14
- This Town Gets Around / Margo Price / Midwest Farmer's Daughter / 02:56
- In My Cups / Western Centuries / Weight of the World / 03:02
- Tonight / Ken Atkins And The Honky Tonk Kind / This Train / 03:34
- The Devil Is His Name (radio version) / David Newbould / The Devil Is His Name EP / 04:00
- Cherry Tree / The Blind Owl Band / This Train We Ride Is Made of Wood and Steel / 04:37
About Wild Ponies
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Wild Ponies interview recap
- Calvin asks Doug and Telisha Williams of Wild Ponies about their choice to go pretty much all electric on this album. Doug says that Shine was kind of a transitional album. He says the all electric sound matched the types of songs that were coming out of them at the time. But Doug Williams says that this summer they are going back to an all acoustic sound on a new album they are going to record.
- Telisha WIlliams of WIld Ponies sets up “Born With A Broken Heart.” She says that they wrote the song with Amy Speace. They’ve done some co-writes together before. She says they all showed up at Amy’s house with a desire to write a one-chord, Ray Wylie Hubbard-esque slow rocker. She says that none of the three of them had written a song like that before and this may have ended up with five or six chords. She says the song is super-visual. She likes to place people “Hazel Green, Alabama on July 26”.
- Calvin plays “Born With A Broken Heart” from Radiant by Wild Ponies.
- Doug notes that “Born With A Broken Heart” is like a choose your own adventure, because almost every line has multiple ways to interpret it.
- Calvin notes that this album has a lot of co-writes on it. Telisha Williams of WIld Ponies says this is the album they have the most co-writes on. She says the never did much co-writing before they moved to Nashville. She also says it wasn’t until their first co-write that she realized what she and Doug do together isn’t co-writing, she says “it almost happens telepathically” She says on Radiant they wrote a couple of songs with Amelia White. They also have a co-write with Sally Barris. Plus there’s the song with Amy Speace.
- Telisha Williams tells the story of the title track from Radiant, which is also a co-write. It’s a co-write with a 12 year old songwriter they teamed up with through the Country Music Hall Of Fame program called Words And Music. The children in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades go through a songwriting curriculum. They learn about what choruses do and what verses do and rhyming schemes, etc. Then they submit lyrics to the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Of the submissions, the pick six or seven to record and perform for the kids. The one the Wild Ponies recorded was written by Mariah Moore.
- Calvin plays the title track from Radiant by The Wild Ponies.
- Calvin asks Doug and Telisha Williams of the Wild Ponies about the Wild Ponies Trail Wide. It’s basically a whiskey tasting tour across the Kentucky Bourbon Trail sprinkled with open jam sessions and sightseeing.
- Doug Williams sets up “Graveyard Train.” He says it’s about a graveyard in Garland Texas that has a train track going through it.
- Calvin plays “Graveyard Train” from Radiant by The Wild Ponies.
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