One Horse Pony rides into Laois

One Horse Pony rides into Laois
By arts reporter ryan@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

From the muddy waters of Ireland’s deep south to the stage of Kavanaghs in Portlaoise come One Horse Pony, an alt-roots outfit whose DNA can be traced to the swamplands of Louisiana, smouldering with earthy Cajun tones and raccous intent.

Chart toppers and roots virtuosi One Horse Pony are veterans of Electric Picnic, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, the Kilkenny Roots Festival, Indiependence and more, sharing stages with musical royalty such as The Blind Boys of Alabama on their travels.

Their recent adventures have brought multiple television appearances, a critically acclaimed European tour, a show-stopping performance on the main stage at Townlands Carnival and a raucous debut headlining the 7 Hills Blues Festival.

The band also have their own show at the famous glebe gardens venue in West Cork.

Celebrating their own original roots music, One Horse Pony showcases acoustic virtuosity and potent vocal harmonies allied to brain-melting high-octane mayhem, for live shows which have to be seen to be believed.

Check them out on iTunes, where you can download a copy of their last album, ‘Blue When I Go’, or stream them on all services.

One Horse Pony play Kavanaghs in Portlaoise at 10pm this Saturday, June 9.

Book your ticket and enjoy the sounds of Ireland’s freshest, yet simultaneously dirtiest, no-good, shack-in-the-swamps gang that go by the name of One Horse Pony.

See www.kavanaghsportlaoise.ie.