Tina and Her Pony are making waves and contributing a unique sound to the American folk tradition. With warm smiles and honest simplicity, the charming duo offer original songs that echo familiar melodies, infused with radical, queer lyrics and uncommon instrumentation.
Tina & Her Pony formed in 2009 in Asheville, NC after the chance meeting of Tina Collins (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 album release tour that took the band throughout the entire USA and Canada, the duo relocated to Asheville, North Carolina to work on their new release, "Champion", due out Fall 2017.
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.
50% of proceeds from this show are benefiting QORDS.
By empowering Southern queer & trans youth and building community through music, QORDS is a vehicle for expressing gender and sexuality, and harbors an environment of self-discovery and social change.
OUR CORE VALUES
We are committed to promoting the creativity, confidence, leadership, and prosperity of southern youth queers. We recognize that gender and sexuality are multidimensional concepts that intersect with issues including, but not limited to, institutions, race, class, and heritage. We aim to nurture intersectional spaces and claim music as a vehicle of queer empowerment.
QORDS was founded in 2012 by four friends: Tavi Hancock, Davis Hodge, Cassy Dorff, and Harper Ragin. The original concept for the camp was inspired by Tavi’s interaction with the Queer Rock Camp of Olympia, WA and all of our experiences with amazing queer youth across a diverge range of southern communities. Since 2012 our organization has grown to include an array of activists, leaders, and volunteers. Our current core team can be read about here. In addition to our core team we have four regional teams in Asheville, Durham, and Greensboro, North Carolina as well as in Virginia that outreach and fundraise year-round.
Founded in 2012. Inspired by Queer Rock Camp of Olympia, WA. and Queer youth everywhere