2017Tina and Her Pony w/ Hannah Kaminer
MarchDoors 8pm, Show 9pm - $8adv/10
Tina & Her Pony formed in 2009 in Asheville, NC after the chance meeting of Tina Collins (tenor banjo, tenor ukulele, guitar, vocals) and Quetzal Jordan (cello, guitar, vocals). Collins and Jordan spent two years holed up in the high desert mountain town of Taos, making music and lifetime fans, becoming one of the most beloved performing acts in their iconic artist colony hometown.
After completing an eighteen month tour of the entire country, the duo has relocated to Asheville, North Carolina.
Tina and Her Pony released their full-length, self-titled debut album in March 2012. The album was mixed and mastered in Oakland, CA with Myles Boisen (The Tigerlilies; Kronos Quartet) and features trumpeter Chris Grady (also featured on Tom Waits’ Mule Variations). The group also released a six-track EP titled “Walkin’ in My Sleep” at the same time. The sound on the EP has a playful, low-fi quality that highlights Collin's and Jordan's magnetic synergy as a standalone duo. Both albums are now available for download on iTunes and Amazon.
In 2013 she entered Asheville's citywide "Brown Bag" songwriting competition and won Grand Prize and Crowd Favorite. Following a warmly received homemade EP ("Living Room Recordings"), in 2014 she ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for her first professional album. "Acre by Acre" was recorded at Asheville's Echo Mountain Studios and released in March 2015. It is available on iTunes and CDBaby.
In July 2015 she was invited by the Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis, IN to do a 48-Hour Songwriting Residency. You can listen to her song about city revitalization here.
She and her studio bandmates regularly perform in the Asheville area and she is currently working on material for a second album.