By Caroline Anne, Artpunk Photography
Santa Poco seem to be everywhere on the Seattle country music scene these days. On any given night, you can find the hard-working 5-piece band performing at either Ballard’s Conor Byrne or Tractor Tavern, or on the other side of town at the famous Little Red Hen (Stone Temple Pilots recorded their award winning video “Plush” on the stage). Just outside of Seattle at the Woodinville Cut Shop, Santa Poco is one of the featured bands for its Honky Tonk Thursday Nights.
Formed by frontman Andy Shofner (guitar, vox) Santa Poco includes band members Pat McHenry (guitar, pedal steel), Bruce Weitz (drums), Jordan Binkiewicz (bass), and Kevin Redlich (guitar,vox). The group’s sound mixes old school Americana, folk and southern rock with lyrics that describe dreams, broken hearts and whiskey bottles. Shofner’s tender vocals and Redlich’s gruff and raspy harmonies compliment each other perfectly, both on stage and on their latest album The Way it Goes.
Santa Poco celebrated a sold-out CD release party at the Tractor Tavern in April before heading out towards Wyoming on Labor Day weekend to open up for Midland in the inaugural Million Dollar Music Fest. Now back in the Northwest, the group is scheduled for a steady string of shows in Seattle, Cle Elum, Anacortes and Snohomish this summer, so be sure to catch them live
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