By Scott Postulo
VANCOUVER — BeatRoute.ca is proud to premiere the fifth release and second full-length by Vancouver folk rock/country balladeers, The Real Ponchos. To The Dusty World finds the quartet in familiar territory, delivering a solid batch of melodic tunes and spaced-out jams.
Singer Ben Arsenault’s voice shines, fitting somewhere loosely in between Rick Danko and Levon Helm, while the band vamps on vintage Crazy Horse rhythms. Evoking the old western ethos of dusty towns and wanderlust, the songs are smooth and pleasant. The music is more than familiar, but with few local bands playing to the same niche market, they stand out as highly authentic and perform their songs with comforting sincerity.
The Real Ponchos release To The Dusty World on February 10th at the Wise Hall & Lounge. For more information visit http://bit.ly/RealPonchosShowBC, British Columbia, Real Ponchos, To The Dusty World, Wise Hall & Lounge