Pony Boy

Pony Boy

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandAlternativeAmericana

Sultry, smoky and soulful vocals and songs that explore the myth of the Old West and heartache make for an all-original junkyard country meets southern gothic soul sound. ~ Lucky Magazine
Her blend of country, blues, and rock might just make her the next big crossover artist ~ VICE

Biography

Exploring themes of the Ol West and heartache, Pony Boys gravel-riddled tunes recall a 1950's nostalgia and Southern Gothic Soul.

From Doom-Wop to junkyard country, the wanderlust-filled Californian set out to capture her own black tales of earthquakes and heartbreak with nods to a myriad of influences from Bobby Gentry, Howlin Wolf, and Karen Dalton.

With a handful of singles under her belt, Pony Boy has been featured on the TV hit, Nashville and toured the US and UK. She is currently in Nashville recording her debut record.

[Pony Boy] has left behind her punk roots and twin-decks for her debut solo Pony Boy EP, aptly described as junkyard country Bradanini channels her wonderful smoky vocal through a slew of influences to produce something of real gravitas, the tracks were recorded to tape mostly in one-take and produced by Amy Aileen and John Would (Fiona Apple, Warren Zevon, Wanda Jackson), excellent stuff that had this listener reaching for the repeat button over and over. Beat Surrender (UK)

Lyrics

Saints & Liars

Written By: Pony Boy (aka Marchelle Bradanini)

Saints & Liars
By Pony Boy

Saints and liars crowd around my bed
My head’s on fire Am I alive or am I dead?
I need you like a bullet in the head

You and me were one in the same
A savior in blue jeans gave me a name
Covered me in gold said it was ok
Now I’m counting rain clouds on stormy days

Ghosts in the radio were calling my name
Ghosts in my bones told me to run just the same
But I was looking for a little fun and games
And you were looking for someone to change

Why tell me why? Why tell me why? Why tell me why?
Seasons are a changing but you won’t pass me by

Now look at you so thin and reposed
Leather on shoes, Shakespeare in your throat
I stare at trashcans pretending to be cool
But you pegged me right from the start I knew

Saints and liars crowd around my bed
My head’s on fire Am I alive or am I dead?
I need you like a bullet in the head

Now Crow’s in the sky, there’s blood on the wire
There’s smoke on your tires no more walking on water
Dancing on train tracks with the whites of your eyes
I’m stuck in your bull’s-eye one last time

Saints and liars crowd around my bed
My head’s on fire Am I alive or am I dead?
I need you like a bullet in the head

Discography

Live in Stero (Glasgow UK) Threads of Sounds (UK Label)
released Sept 2011
Not In This Town (Single Release July 31, 2012) Cogito Records
Another Grand Plan LP (Upcoming 2013)

Set List

1. Saints & Liars
2. The Cheatin' Kind
3. Muddy Waters
4. The Murder Ballad of Carrie Lee
5. Nobody's Girl
6. Goodnight Heartache
7. Another Grand Plan
8. I Only Miss You In My Dreams
9. Late John Garfield Blues (John Prine Cover)