The Show Ponies NEW ALBUM!

It's time to make the next Show Ponies record. We need your help!
The Show Ponies
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member


We are the Show Ponies, an indie folk quintet from Los Angeles with bluegrass and old tyme tendencies, and we're raising money for our next album.  Check out the gallery tab to hear what we sound like!


Two years ago we successfully raised enough money (through indiegogo and other avenues) to record our debut album, Here We Are!  Since then, we've been in the process of writing and arranging new songs, and we're finally ready to record and release our next album.  While this is our second album, it's the first album that will be recorded with all five members.  We've spent months performing many of these songs and are ready and excited to finally record them in June of this year.  Money, as always, stands in our way.  We need your help!



In Summary, we need $16,500 to write, record, mix, master, press and release our second record.  That number might surprise you.  To be honest, it surprises us a little bit too.  We raised significantly less than that for our first album and ran into some unpleasant snags as a result.  This delayed the release of the album and left us with quite a bit of debt (which is now paid off thanks to record sales).  This time around, we've put a lot of time into carefully constructing our budget.  We feel that this number will help us reach our goal of putting this album into your hands in a timely manner.  Here's the budget breakdown:

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We realize that most of you are probably a lot like us: kind of poor.  We don't take your contributions lightly!  Check below and on the right side of your screen to see what sort of perks we're offering to our generous contributors!  Feel free to email with any specific questions you have about how we'll be spending your money.



Any contribution over the amount of $5 will come with optional "perks."  These are small (and sometimes big) gifts we're giving to contributors as a token of our deep appreciation for what you're doing for us.  The bigger your contribution, the cooler the perks!  Check out the options below for more details.

1 - The Pony

2 - The quarter horse



5 - The Carthusian

The Paso Fino

7 - The andalusian

8 - The Thoroughbred

9 - The Fresian

10 - The Arabian

11 - the Lipizzaner

12 - The Show Pony





We do this because we love making music for people to enjoy.  We write music to tell a story about the world and our small place in it and we'd like to share the product of that process with you.

We'd be honored by any contribution that will help us accomplish our goal, but if you find yourself, like us, at the short end of the financial stick, there are other ways you can help!

If you can't contribute, a quick plug on one of your social media platforms is also valuable to us.  Use your facebook and twitter accounts to spread the word about our indiegogo page.  The indiegogo share tools are an easy way to do this.  And if you feel like being extra awesome, you can drag the picture below to your desktop and either share it or make it the profile pic on your facebook, twitter, instagram or tumblr.  Get crazy with it!



Thank you!

Thanks for taking the time to read this.  The Show Ponies wouldn't exist without the generous contributions from our fans and patrons.  We love you all and we can't wait to share this music with you.  

And... you know... this.


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raised by 321 people in 2 months
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$16,500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 13, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    The Pony

    Thank you! Every dollar counts. Don't be tempted to think, "Gee wiz... I've only got a dollar, they couldn't possibly do anything with that... right?" WRONG! Your dollar might be the last one we need!

    7 claimed
  • $5USD
    The Quarter Horse

    Receive a Show Ponies sticker.

    16 claimed
  • $10USD
    The Shetland Pony

    Receive a link to download the album on the day of the official release.

    98 claimed
  • $20USD
    The American Saddlebred

    Receive a link to download the album one week before the day of the official release.

    52 claimed
  • $40USD
    The Carthusian

    Receive a physical copy of the album and a Show Ponies Sticker.

    36 claimed
  • $75USD
    The Paso Fino

    Receive a physical copy of the album a Show Ponies T-shirt and your name as a contributor in the liner notes of the album insert.

    51 out of 100 claimed
  • $100USD
    The Andalusian

    Receive a signed physical copy of the album, your name as a contributor in the liner notes of the album insert, a Show Ponies T-Shirt, and your choice one of the following four options: 1) Skype music lesson (fiddle, guitar, drums; 30 available) 2) Bike tour of LA with Clay (local only; 10 available), 3) Hand-boud lyric book (30 available), 4) a platonic coffee date with a band member of your choosing (local only; 30 available) or 5) a private consult with our management company (10 available).

    21 out of 100 claimed
  • $250USD
    The Thoroughbred

    Receive a signed physical copy, your name as a contributor in the liner notes, a Show Ponies T-Shirt, and a personal music video.

    8 out of 10 claimed

    The Fresian

    This one's for the ladies, or the dudes that like purses. We don't discriminate. Receive a signed physical copy of the album, your name as a contributor in the liner notes, a Show Ponies T-Shirt, and a custom made clutch from Vintage Remade. Only one of these can be claimed! (Limit: 1)

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $500USD
    The Arabian

    Signed copies of our first album, Here We Are, and the newest album, your name as an executive producer in the liner notes of the album, hand-bound lyric book, personal haiku, a Show Ponies T-Shirt and your pick of either a personal music video, Skype lesson (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo or drums), bike tour of LA with Clay or platonic coffee date with a pony of your choosing or a private consult with our management company (10 available).

    2 out of 5 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    The Lipizzaner

    Receive all the perks described in the Arabian, plus a personal concert at a place (within reason) of your choosing. Unfortunately, this perk can only be claimed by residents of California or Arizona, unless you're willing to pay extra for travel expenses, food and lodging.

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    The Show Pony

    Receive any of the perks stated so far, plus anything else within reason. In addition, you'll also receive an advanced digital download of the album on an ipod nano as soon as the album is completed.

    0 claimed
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