By Caroline Anne, Artpunk Photography
Santa Poco seems to be everywhere on the Seattle country music scene these days. On any given night you can find this hardworking 5-piece band performing at either Ballard’s Conor Byrne, the 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).
Outside of Seattle at the Woodinville Cut Shop, Santa Poco is one of the featured bands for their 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).
Santa Poco’s sound mixes old school americana, folk and southern rock. Lyrics describe broken hearts, dreams and whiskey bottles. Between Shofner’s tender vocals and Redlich’s gruff and raspy harmonies, Santa Poco has a beautiful way of complimenting each other both on stage and on their latest CD “The Way it Goes”.
Santa Poco recently celebrated a sold out CD release party at the Tractor Tavern in April and are heading out to Wyoming labor day weekend, opening up for Midland, in the inaugural, Million Dollar Fest.
For more dates and info check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/santapoco/.