- 19 Nov 18
One Horse Pony frontman Rob Foley talks festivals, connecting to roots music, and their debut EP...
If you've been to a music festival in Ireland in the past couple of years, you've probably not been too far away from a One Horse Pony performance. Based in Cork, the delta-blues band have earned their stripes as regulars on the live circuit nationwide, and have even taken in some mini-European tours in the process. "We've done more festivals than you could shake a stick at," jokes frontman Rob Foley. The hectic nature of their excursions over the years has meant different members have come and gone, and with that, new sonic influences from jazz to gospel have filtered through.
"Roots is what we connect to, because it contains blues and everything else," says Rob. "It can hit anyone, and that's the reason why when we bring it up the country or tour internationally, everyone connects with it."
Despite being seasoned performers, the band are comparatively green when it comes to releasing music. Their debut EP Hot One only arrived on the October 11. Rob admits the transitional process from merely performing to recording and releasing their songs has been a careful one, crediting producer Gavin Glass with helping them find a perfect balance.