Slow Pony is an Accordion and Tenor Banjo duo that performs music from many far (some no-longer-existing) corners of the globe. Its hard to say where this musical duo is from. Savannah originally hails from North Carolina and Eli from Vermont, but these days they call everywhere and mostly nowhere home. They met many years ago in New Orleans, (or was it New Mexico?) and have since performed music from coast to coast.
Their travels, experiences, and cultural interests form the patchwork of Slow Pony's eclectic repertoire. They study and perform a wide array of music, featuring jazz tunes from Brazil to Ethiopia, folk musics from the Balkans to the Philippines, and evocative originals that are as hard to put your finger on as they are. They have even been known to sneak in some Russian opera on a rainy day.
The combination of the Tenor Banjo and Piano Accordion is both strikingly familiar and hauntingly novel. Their instruments may be twice their elders, but the music that comes forth is sharp, emotive, stimulating to the senses, and has been known to get both babies and grandma dancing! Calling all who dream to dance the tango! To stumble around in odd time meters! To wear sunglasses at night and wiggle a finger to some gypsy jazz! Catch Slow Pony while you can!
When you enjoy and support this music, you too are helping to preserve the endangered culture of independent and inquisitive music.
7-10pm Thursday August 17th at The Down County Social Club.
beneath The Stagecoach Tavern
864 South Undermountain road ( AKA Rt 41 ) Sheffield, MA
$10 donation for the artists
The Down County Social Club convenes most Thursdays, featuring a handpicked selection of extraordinary and rare entertainment presented in an intimate New Orleans style speakeasy. Our live performances include music, dance, performance art, poetry and multimedia works. We also occasionally offer films and academically themed events. Our programming is as eclectic as you can imagine!
For info/directions and dinner reservations at The Stagecoach Tavern, call 413-229-8585
Also, please check out our DCSC Special Package!