NASHVILLE old-time Americana, country and folk outfit Wild Ponies are currently over for a UK tour and have a live date coming up at the Small World Theatre in Cardigan on November 4.

The band has had some great coverage recently with acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio 2, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, RnR magazine, Maverick magazine, PopMatters, No Depression and more.

Their new album ‘Galax’ was recently released on Gearbox Records and has some really great country, Americana and bluegrass guest appearances from the likes of Fats Kaplin, Will Kimbrough, Neilson Hubbard and Audrey Spillman.

Their music is filled with upright bass, acoustic guitar, twin fiddles, Telecaster, banjo, pedal steel, mandolin, harmonies, gang vocals and even some stripped-down percussion.

Galax pays tribute to the powerful music and rugged landscape of Southwest Virginia, where both Wild Ponies' members Doug and Telisha Williams were born and raised.

There, in mountain towns like Galax, old-time American music continues to thrive, supported by a community of fiddlers, flat-pickers and fans. The stripped-back album nods to the band's history while still pushing forward.

Recorded in the shed behind Doug’s old family farm in the Appalachians (steps away from the site where Doug and Telisha were married), Galax returns Wild Ponies to their musical and geographic roots.

Every song was recorded live, never once pausing the process to listen to the performance they'd just captured. It wasn't until Wild Ponies returned home to Nashville that they finally heard the wild magic documented during those mountaintop sessions.

Bridging the gap between old and new, the album features revered Old-Time players Snake Smith, Kyle Dean Smith, and Kilby Spencer from its namesake, Galax, Virginia, and some of the band's favorite musicians from Nashville to create a modern masterpiece with traditional folk influences.

A foot-tapping night is guaranteed at Small World Theatre.