Cordovas over for Bospop and Static Roots Festival10-07-2019
East Nashville Americana rockers Cordovas are taking their place amongst the musical lineage of cosmic country greats like Gram Parsons, Americana poster kids Uncle Tupelo, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and the early roots-rock of Little Feat. Led by Joe Firstman, the band released their album That Santa Fe Channel this year. Produced by The Milk Carton Kids' Kenneth Pattengale, it's a collection of songs anchored with electric guitars, rhythms and grooves that usher the songs along, mellifluous pedal steel, and sweet, sweet harmonies.
It's a timely — and timeless — version of a sound that's existed for 50 years, ever since pioneers like the Grateful Dead and the Allman Bothers Band blurred the lines between rock, country, and amplified folk music. If That Santa Fe Channel nods to the band's influences, though, it's still a fiercely unique album, recorded in a series of live takes that shine a light not only on Cordovas' songwriting chops, but their strength as a raw, rugged live band, as well.