Kalen Nash: Vocals/Guitar
Kris Sampson: Guitar
Jonathan Hall: Bass/Vocals
John Dance: Organ/Keys
Darren Dodd: Drums/Vocals
"‘Navajo,’ the debut single, is more than the album’s first breakout song. It’s indie rock at its finest."-Paste Magazine
"Pool Party’s best moments, though, owe more to the loud, wide ambitions of bands like My Morning Jacket and Kings of Leon”- Consequence of Sound
Ponderosa has to be one of the most versatile bands I’ve heard in a while. Refreshingly delightful, you can listen to them around a campfire, in a bar, or even at home while you cook dinner and not get tired of them. The harmonious, soulful Atlanta musicians released their second album, Pool Party, in late July of 2012. Pool Party’s neo-psychedelic indie style shows a completely different side of the band, too, running in a different direction than their first album. “Navajo,” their standout hit from Pool Party, beautifully captures the band’s ability to mix vocals, guitar, and passion—and they pull it off.
Ponderosa’s first album, Moonlight Revival, has a distinctly Southern twang, following the similar footsteps of Little Feat and Alabama Shakes—think Stillwater from Almost Famous. Growing up listening to the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd, I prefer the first album. But Ponderosa’s transition from country to indie is more than impressive. I’m excited to see what this talented group has in store next.