Ponderosa Performs at Paste's SXSW Party

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While Ponderosa has spent the past several years honing its Southern-grit sound on the road, the quintet recently focused its efforts on releasing its 2011 debut LP, Moonlight Revival. Despite earning their stripes onstage, Ponderosa’s members—Nash, John Dance, Jonathan Thomas Hall, Kris Sampson and Darren Dodd—originally met through their associations with the now-defunct Nickel and Dime Recording Studios in Avondale Estates, Ga. “We were all friends three or four years before we started the band,” Nash explains. “We all were studio rats; we all lived at the studio.”

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