Band Size: 5 members
Performance Length: 3 x 45-minute setsin a 3½-hour period.
Crossbreed the explosive excitement of the Klondike Gold Rush with the dangerous energies of the Last Chance Saloon, and then throw in the heart-searing agony of The Dustbowl. In the background and in the distance, you can always hear the haunting echo of the freight-train whistle.
“Stomping sounds and haunting hit songs – visit The Wild West in good ol’ Country style…”
These are just some of the seminal roots and unique cultural and social circumstances which contributed to and then helped to define the great national folk tradition that is American Country Music. It’s music that relates the stories of real people who lived and laughed and loved through both difficult and adventurous times. It recounts the adolescence of a Brave New World, it describes the growing pains of a vast new continent.
Ponchartrain offer you a goodly slice of evocative American culture. The skilful and stylish musicianship of these guys and gals, combined with all those infectious swinging rhythms and tasty instrumental licks, is guaranteed to get toes tapping and to bring out the smiles all round. With a dobro/acoustic guitar, fiddle/accordion, lead guitar and double-bass topped by harmony vocals, this four-piece outfit gives you Vintage Country.
On larger stages and for dancing, Ponchartrain can include a drumkit in their line-up. The band brings along a high-quality PA system to balance, enhance and amplify the sound, and as each member dresses to fit the part, you can look forward to a really exciting, spectacular show. So get out the old Levis, dust off the cowboy boots, throw on a lumberjack shirt and don your Stetson. It’s time to let your hair down and join in the fun!
- Party in the good ol’-fashioned American way, with Country Music from Ponchartrain
- An enticing mix of classic American tunes, guaranteed to give audiences a good time
- Fully-equipped with a top-quality PA system for an excellent sound
A typical playlist from Ponchartrain’s extensive repertoire presents a well-balanced mix of Nashville Bluegrass and American Country classics.