Earlier today a press release was sent out announcing a benefit concert in Colorado for flood victims, and the lineup included Billy Dean, Andy Griggs, Jamie O’Neal, and the recently reunited Trick Pony! This was the first I had heard of the band getting back together, and after some research, it hadn’t been put out there yet by any media or PR sites before this that I can tell. After some further digging, it appears this came together last month and was hinted at with the follow tweets by Heidi Newfield:
- September 3rd: If you wanta come see and hear an EXTRA SPECIAL writers night…come to The Listening Room this Fri night at 7:30.
#don‘t miss it!!!
- September 5th: Trust me…you prolly wanta come out to The Listening Room tomorrow night at 8:00!!! It’s gonna be one for the books!!!
- September 7th: Last night was a blast for @operationtroopaid with my former Trick Pony pards, doin some new material.
- September 7th: Hmmmmm…funny how life takes a left turn and you run smack damn into your past. And, it says “Welcome back” pic.twitter.com/hAaqlgI9LK
How this all got past the media is beyond me, but I am thrilled to hear about and report this news. They were a great group back then, and I look forward to seeing what they have in store for us going forward!