Misty Mountain Pony Club
The Misty Mountain Pony Club, from Spokane, WA, plays old-time fiddle music and honky-tonk country. Members Sally and Milo have played the Great Hall three times over the years, with Sally’s old-time sister duo Dry & Dusty, and Milo’s song and stories project Ripe Mangos. They will be joined by Sanctuary resident music-maker Daniel Nickerson on bass and banjo. Dancing is highly recommended.
Wednesday April 18th
doors at 7:00
music at 7:30
$5-20 sliding scale
Sally Jablonsky grew up playing music with her family, hiking around in the desert singing cowboy songs, and learning the old tunes from her extended family at festivals and camps. As well as being firmly rooted in the Appalachian fiddle tradition, she writes new-old-pop-country-time songs that are crooked and lonesome and true. In the Pony Club, Sally plays electric guitar, fiddle, and sings harmonies.
Milo Krims hails from many places-New York and Southern California, among others, and started playing music as a teenager in punk bands. Later he joined up with the oldtime string band, the Peach Colored Jug Smugglers, and toured the country. In his ongoing solo project, Ripe Mangos, he softly shreds on the electric guitar, and sings of wind, wood, ghosts, and being. In the Pony Club, Milo plays guitar, snare drum, and sings lead.
Daniel Nickerson lives and makes music at the Sanctuary in Arcata, CA. He is a longtime member of the touring folk band Max’s Midnight Kitchen, and is the newest member of the club. You name an instrument, and he plays it! In the Pony Club, Daniel plays bass, piano, accordion, lap steel, and banjo.
Sally, Milo, and Daniel are the core members of the Misty Mountain Pony Club, with moonlighters such as Ruthie and Eugene Jablonsky, Charley and Peter Gurche, T Scot Wilburn, Jenny Anne Mannan, and Duane Becker. With tight harmonies and a dedication to craftsmanship, the club honors the fiddle tunes and country songs of older times. Having been steeped in traditional American music, their original songs carry that thread of richness and complexity.
- $5 / $20 sliding scale