Album: There Goes the Neighbourhood
Release Date: September 8, 2017
September 8, 2017, marks the day that the ladies of Nice Horse (Katie Biever, Krista Wodolet, Brandi Sidoryk, Kaley Bird) have saddled up and are ready to take their first album, There Goes The Neighbourhood, out to the rodeo. Based out of Calgary Alberta, the four horses were friends for a long time before deciding to join forces and take the country music scene by storm. They represent a rarity — an all-girl country-pop band. Formed after a trip to Hawaii, which the friends saw themselves writing quite a few songs and realizing that they should be playing together. And playing together they should be! This writer has had the opportunity to see them live and let me tell you they do not disappoint.
Country pop rave-up with the ladies at their harmonizing best.
Jim, Jack, Johnnie, and Jose
Drinking song about the 4J’s trying to pick-up girls at the bar.
Six String Outlaw
An awesome ballad about the cowboy riding into town and trying to steal the girl’s heart.
Men driving the girls crazy by trying to explain things to them.
Relationship song about being young and crazy.
Beer Baby Banjo
A song about how girls never change and that no one can hold them down.
Put Your Lips on Me
Yearning for the right man to come along and be held tight.
Hold Your Horses
A ballad of feeling pinned down in a relationship but trying to make it work out.
They are signed to Coalition Records, been on tour with Tom Cochrane, released an EP (A Little unStable), made a video (“Pony Up”) and have a Boots and Hearts appearance to their credit. This is an impressive first release for the band which was produced by Jeff Dalziel (Lindsay Broughton, Brett Kissel). Nice Horse is setup with the traditional combination of guitars, banjo, bass, and drums.
It must be pointed out that four of the songs have appeared on an earlier EP titled A Little UnStable. This leaves four brand new songs and a running time of twenty-five minutes. We would have loved to see a few more songs and a longer running time. But this band has a long career in front of them and we will see many more releases.
Canadian Beats rating 4 horses up!
I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.