The Backyard Ponies is comprised of Chris Trasatti on harmonica, Mike Balliet on guitar, Tim Latshaw on bass and Sean Madden on drums, with all members contributing to vocals. The band came together officially in October 2015 over a mutual love of blues. While we all have performed professionally in other bands for years, we decided to play some blues for fun during a break in our schedules. Some serious magic happened and it went from a fun project to a full-on band.
We play all different types of blues, enhancing the individual talents of each member with various songs. All the songs are covers right now, but we’re working on some original music for the future. We like to play a good mix of well-known blues like “Whipping Post” and “The Thrill is Gone” and lesser-known music that deserves to be heard. One of our favorite bands to cover is the Nighthawks.