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The Long Ride with Wild Ponies - A dive into the lives of some of our favorite songwriters, the ones who have stuck it out for the long ride. Also, motorcycle, travel and musical gear reviews. Because why not.
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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

The Long Ride with Wild Ponies - A dive into the lives of some of our favorite songwriters, the ones who have stuck it out for the long ride. Also, motorcycle, travel and musical gear reviews. Because why not.
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    Episode 8 - Rod Picott

    Episode 8 - Rod Picott

    This episode was recorded long before we battled a global pandemic and lost the incomparable John Prine. On a perfectly fitting rainy night in Nashville, we welcomed our good buddy, Rod Picott to The Long Ride with Wild Ponies.
    The Long Ride Gear Guide reviews the Red Eye guitar pre amp. If you’ve ever wondered where Doug gets his stunning acoustic guitar tone, the secret is out.
    Your creative prompt for Episode 8 is Take Home Pay. Make a picture, write a poem, create a cocktail - anything inspired by Take Home Pay. You’re creative. We just know it, and let’s be honest, you have the time to give it try, right? Prove it, by sharing your creations with us by using #ponycast on Facebook and Instagram!
    Massive thanks to our show sponsors - Leuchtturm 1917 and The Russell Nashville hotel.
    All of the live audio from The Bowery Vault was recorded with a single Ear Trumpet Labs Myrtle microphone. Pretty amazing, huh?
    For extended content and a few special behind the scenes pieces, check out our patreon- you can sign up for just a buck.
    Thanks for tuning in. There’s Season 1. It’s hard to believe. Thanks for joining us on The Long Ride. We couldn’t be here without you! If you love the show we’d love for you to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. It helps us get this content to more people. We really do appreciate you!

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    • 50 min
    Episode 7 - Kim Richey

    Episode 7 - Kim Richey

    This episode was recorded long before a tornado ripped through East Nashville and a global pandemic brought our world to a stunning halt. Sit back, tune in, and be soothed by the sound and stories of the fabulous, Kim Richey.
    The Long Ride Gear Guide reviews Head Space. Who couldn’t use a little mindful meditation?
    Your creative prompt for Episode 7 is A Place Called Home. Make a picture, write a poem, create a cocktail - anything inspired by a place called home. You’re creative. We just know it, and let’s be honest, you have the time to give it try, right? Prove it, by sharing your creations with us by using #ponycast on Facebook and Instagram!
    Massive thanks to our show sponsors - Leuchtturm 1917 and The Russell Nashville hotel.
    All of the live audio from The Bowery Vault was recorded with a single Ear Trumpet Labs Myrtle microphone. Pretty amazing, huh?
    For extended content and a few special behind the scenes pieces, check out our patreon- you can sign up for just a buck.
    Thanks for tuning in. We’d love for you to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. It helps us get this content to more people. We appreciate you!

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    • 55 min
    Episode 6 - Grant-Lee Phillips

    Episode 6 - Grant-Lee Phillips

    This episode was a BLAST! Loved loved loved spending a little bit of time with Grant-Lee Phillips, and we think you will, too!The Long Ride Gear Guide reviews Bin There Dump That!
    Your creative prompt for Episode 6 is Banjos, Juggling, and Magic. Make a picture, write a poem, create a cocktail - anything inspired by Banjos, Juggling, and Magic. You’re creative. We just know it. Prove it, by sharing your creations with us by using #ponycast on Facebook and Instagram!
    Massive thanks to our show sponsors - Leuchtturm 1917 and The Russell Nashville hotel.
    All of the live audio from The Bowery Vault was recorded with a single Ear Trumpet Labs Myrtle microphone. Pretty amazing, huh?
    For extended content and a few special behind the scenes pieces, check out our patreon- you can sign up for just a buck.
    Thanks for tuning in. We’d love for you to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. It helps us get this content to more people. We appreciate you!

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 57 min
    Episode 5 - Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart

    Episode 5 - Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart

    Whoa, y’all. That was a dream episode, right there! Such a pleasure to interview two of our heroes, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart.The Long Ride Gear Guide reviews The Kytone Pot’Cho.
    Your creative prompt for Episode 5 is One Day Closer. I just love this song. Make a picture, write a poem, create a cocktail - anything inspired by One Day Closer. You’re creative. We just know it. Prove it, by sharing your creations with us by using #ponycast on Facebook and Instagram!
    Massive thanks to our show sponsors - Leuchtturm 1917 and The Russell Nashville hotel.
    All of the live audio from The Bowery Vault was recorded with a single Ear Trumpet Labs Myrtle microphone. Pretty amazing, huh?
    For extended content and a few special behind the scenes pieces, check out our patreon- you can sign up for just a buck.
    Thanks for tuning in. We’d love for you to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. It helps us get this content to more people. We appreciate you!

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 54 min
    Episode 4 - Jim Lauderdale

    Episode 4 - Jim Lauderdale

    It was such an honor to have Jim Lauderdale as a guest on The Long Ride with Wild Ponies.
    The Long Ride Gear Guide reviews Petaluma Coffee & Tea Co. and the Wolecok Collapsible Pour Over.
    Your creative prompt for Episode 4 is Time Flies. Ain’t that the truth?! Make a picture, write a poem, create a cocktail - anything inspired by Time Flies. You’re creative. We just know it. Prove it, by sharing your creations with us by using #ponycast on Facebook and Instagram!
    Massive thanks to our show sponsors - Leuchtturm 1917 and The Russell Nashville hotel.
    All of the live audio from The Bowery Vault was recorded with a single Ear Trumpet Labs Myrtle microphone. Pretty amazing, huh?
    For extended content and a few special behind the scenes pieces, check out our patreon- you can sign up for just a buck.
    Thanks for tuning in. We’d love for you to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. It helps us get this content to more people. We appreciate you!

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 48 min
    Episode 3 - Amy Speace

    Episode 3 - Amy Speace

    Live recording with one of our dearest pals, Amy Speace.
    Also a gear review of Folk Potions Magic Face Oil (spoiler alert - 5 HORSESHOES)
    Your creative prompt for Episode 3 is Truth Teller. Make a picture, write a poem, create a cocktail - anything inspired by Truth Teller. You’re creative. We just know it. Share your creations with us by using #ponycast on Facebook and Instagram!
    Massive thanks to our show sponsors - Leuchtturm 1917 and The Russell Nashville hotel. Also - Thanks to Wirebird Productions for some extra audio editing on this one!
    All of the live audio from The Bowery Vault was recorded with a single Ear Trumpet Labs Myrtle microphone. Pretty amazing, huh?
    For extended content and a few special behind the scenes pieces, check out our patreon- you can sign up for just a buck.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

driver49a ,

A Welcome Relief

Clearly there are not enough podcasts in the world, so what's not to like about just one more?? 

Funny thing is, despite the virtually infinite selection of podcasts available nowadays (which nomenclature I find ironic, since who uses an actual iPod anymore?) it can actually be hard to find a new one that you want to subscribe to.  

The vast universe of podcasts is perhaps rivaled only by the vast universe of independent singer-songwriters, so I guess it makes some kind of Ven-diagram sense that I would actually find a lot to like about a new podcast created by a couple of singer-songwriters.  

I am speaking of "The Long Ride with The Wild Ponies."

Hosts Doug and Telisha Williams (aka "The Wild Ponies")  have come up with what seems like a fairly original format.  The first episode features a solo performance by singer/songwriter extraordinaire (really) Will Kimbrough, peppered with conversational breaks about life as traveling and performing artists.  I can't say whether it's because Will is such a tremendous (phenomenal, really) solo performer, or because the hosts do such a great job of keeping the conversational interludes brief and on-point, but between those elements the whole format just sorta works.  

Since the profusion of podcasts offered up lately are mostly just two people talking and pretending to laugh at each other's lame attempts at humor, this format is a welcome relief.  I found it thoroughly engaging from start fo 48-minutes-later finish – although Will Kimbrough - have I mentioned how exceptional he is? – has placed a rather high bar for future guests to rise to.  

Of particular note is the "Speed Bump" segment near the end where Doug and Telisha ask a series of quick either/or questions, like:  

Telisha:  "Sunrise or sunset?"  

Will:  "Sun Ra. " 

Such depth of insight is rarely found this side of Malcolm Gladwell. And Gladwell can't sing or play guitar.  

So get ye over to your Podcast app and listen to "The Long Ride." It will make your next long ride go faster. 

Aso: H/T to Laura Schneider, who had to mention this several times before I finally took the hint. 

The first episode was awesome! ,

Creatives will love this show!

I enjoyed the conversation and the music and I'm loving the invitation to share with them! They give a creative writing prompt at the end and invite listeners to put their spin on it and share.

CSI Galax ,

fun podcast !

Music , interview , background info and a creative challenge ... can’t wait for the next one.

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