Trick Pony Reunites This Weekend – Is It Permanent?
This weekend, I noticed some cryptic tweets being sent by country star, and my good buddy, Heidi Newfield. It seems that she was going to Boston to play a charity concert, and she wasn’t alone. A picture revealed Heidi sitting on a plane next to former Trick Pony band mates, Keith Burns and Ira Dean.
— Heidi Newfield (@heidinewfield) July 5, 2013
Apparently, not only did the three ride a plane together but as seen in the next Tweet, they performed on stage together for the first time since 2006.
Note to self…big sweet harmonies, comaruaderie, & creative freedom =3 happy buddies and even happier fans. pic.twitter.com/9dUjiFn3W9
— Heidi Newfield (@heidinewfield) July 7, 2013
So, is this reunion that Heidi told me last September, when she visited with us that would never happen? Are the three original members of Trick Pony getting back together for good? Only the Ponies themselves know, and they’re not talking, but here’s what I know.
1) Heidi left Sidewalk Records a few months back over creative differences.
2) Michelle Poe has recently gone back on the road playing bass for Hank Williams Jr., leaving her duo partner in Burns and Poe as a part-time partner.
3) Ira Dean, who signed to Average Joe’s Entertainment in 2011 has failed to score a solo hit as of yet.
Who knows if Trick Pony will make a permanent comeback, but for one night in Boston they were ‘On A Mission’ to do ‘Just What They Do’ ‘On A Night Like This.’