Nashville band Pony Boy rolled into the Lower East Side on Monday to play some tunes in support of their upcoming debut album, Blue Gold. Led by singer and rhythm guitarist Pony Boy (real name Marchelle Brandanini) the band presented a very unique style of indie Americana style of songwriting that you don’t hear very often around these here parts.
Sporting cheetah printed boots and a leather fringe jacket, Brandanini brought bits and pieces of raw Nashville country influences subtly spread out throughout the songs arranged to be presented as more art rock and indie than what one might expect. Lead guitarist John Would from across the pond made sure to keep things interesting with his various guitar tones with plenty of crunch and bite. The band covered most of the songs on the album including ‘Marquee Man’, which is gaining traction across the indie blog-sphere and certainly worth a listen.
Article: Tom Shackleford
Photos: Lesley Keller