The New Ponies were born out of a previous band called basement band. Since its inception in 2005, the Brooklyn-based band has brought its unique mix of four-part harmonies, honest lyrics, and searing guitar solos to rock clubs, coffeehouses, barns, and outdoor festivals across the country. They still do some the basement band material and have been using the old website and info until the new record is finished and they can do a proper re-launch. Notably, The New Ponies is a project of Elijah Ocean, who, on his own, has received critical acclaim for his work.
Check out basement band on Bandcamp HERE.
Check out Elijah Ocean's two Sessions on Daytrotter!
First Daytrotter Session:
Second Daytrotter Session:
Elijah Ocean is an American singer-songwriter making modern folk and country music rooted in the styles of artists like Neil Young, Gram Parsons and The Band.
Ocean was born in a small house in the Hudson Valley. His parents later moved the family to the woods of midcoast Maine, where he grew up listening to records by The Beatles, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson. As a teenager Ocean was gifted an acoustic guitar and, inspired by the songs of Bob Dylan, began writing songs in his family’s barn.
Ocean’s career as a solo artist began in 2009 with the release of his folky debut, The Wind or the Wine, which coincided with a move from Maine to New York City. It was there he honed his voice and vision, establishing himself as a unique and authentic musical talent with the release of Tumble & Fall in 2012. A steady regimen of national touring followed, with Ocean recording two sessions for Daytrotter and playing to packed houses from Mercury Lounge in New York to Hotel Cafe in LA. Now he is set to release the follow up, Bring It All In.
Doors 9:30 | Music 10. 21 and up.