Wild Ponies are unafraid to cross boundaries, determined to carry on a heritage that’s been decades in the making. That independent streak also holds true for Doug and Telisha Williams, who take their band name from the small-but-mighty animal that roams their native Virginia highlands.
The married duo’s music draws on old-time tradition while embracing the fierce spirit of the songwriters who inspire them – Hazel Dickens, Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams, to name a few. On tour, Doug swaps out acoustic and electric guitar, while Telisha plays upright bass. Often supported by a drummer, Wild Ponies’ dynamic live shows are assertive and engaging.
"East Nashville's Wild Ponies are a rocking' Americana band with one hell of a lead singer, Telisha Williams has a powerful set of pipes....." Pop matters
"Whether singing about the troubled state of the world, a small town mom 'n' pop grocery, or the pains of a broken heart, husband-and-wife duo Doug and Telisha Williams have a magnetic chemistry that's deeply compelling. They play off each other's strengths -- both are dynamic vocalists and smart musicians." - No Depression