It’s always fun to have old friends visit, and that’s exactly what happened with John Elliott, Raina Rose, Anthony da Costa and Andrew Pressman showed up early this morning before they headed to Fayetteville. Elliott, Rose and da Costa have all stopped through Ardent over the past 5 years to record their own Ardent Presents sessions, and now they’re on the road together and getting ready to release a new album on Family Records.
They didn’t play any songs from their upcoming EP, unfortunately, but they did play some great tunes, including the new single from Anthony da Costa’s new solo album, Secret Handshake.
Keep your eyes and ears open for more amazing music coming from these guys in 2012, they’ll be playing all over the world for the rest of the year – both together and apart!
John Elliott, Raina Rose and Anthony da Costa first sang together in the Kerrville campgrounds in 2007. They wish they were trains. Their songs and sensibilities are as different as the states they call home (California, Texas & New York), resulting in a captivating and unpredictable live show. Andrew Pressman (CA native, TX transplant) joins them on bass to complete and elevate the vibe. Also to father and co-parent Raina’s first child, Emmett.
Their début collective EP was produced by Tony Berg (Bruce Hornsby, Nickel Creek, Edie Brickell) and is soon to be released by Family Records (Rosi Golan, Pearl & The Beard). WHATTA SOUND!!! They have toured nationwide and will be featured in a forthcoming documentary about folk music creatively entitled FOLK. They are proud to be sponsored by Bayard Guitars. They have each released several albums independently and are active touring artists with visible presences on the internet (including, but not limited to: YouTube, iTunes, Facebook & Twitter). Hate the game, not the player; believe the hype.