Cordovas Opening Elle King Fall Tour, Play AmericanaFest Next Week

Watch live performance of “Frozen Rose” via American Songwriter 

AmericanaFest shows include WMOT/NPR Music/World Café Day Stage set

September 7, 2018 – Cordovas – the East Nashville band who “are taking their place amongst the musical lineage of cosmic country greats” (NPR Music) – will open Elle King’s upcoming fall tour. The coast-to-coast tour kicks off October 30th in Charlotte, NC at The Underground and runs through November 12th at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Cordovas will also perform at AmericanaFest in Nashville next week, including a set at the WMOT/NPR Music/World Café day stage at the Local on Saturday, September 15th at 5pm CT. Their official showcase is later that evening at 11:59pm CT at The High Watt.

Rooted in triple-stacked harmonies, southern storytelling, and cosmic country twang, Cordovas create their own version of American roots-rock with their ATO Records debut That Santa Fe Channel, produced by Milk Carton Kids Kenneth Pattengale. The album is getting a wide swath of praise, and first single "This Town's A Drag" continues to get adds at Non-Comm/Triple A and Americana radio.

American Songwriter has an emphatic example of what a formidable live band Cordovas are with a version of That Santa Fe Channel standout “Frozen Rose” recorded at Toe Rag Studios in London. The band also pulls off stunning stripped down performances with equal proficiency, as this recent NPR Music “Night Owl” performance of “I’m The One Who Needs You Tonight” demonstrates.

Here’s what we’ve been hearing about Cordovas and That Santa Fe Channel:

“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.”

-NPR Music


“Caught halfway between Duane Allman’s Telecaster twang, the Dead’s hazy harmonies and the stoned swoon of California’s folk-rock heyday, Cordovas wring new life from older influences, hoisting their freak flag high.”

-Rolling Stone


"This new album by roots-rock band, Cordovas, is the total package, the real deal; it comes busting out the gate wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to take on the world like a glittering rattlesnake."

-The Line of Best Fit (9/10 review)

“Cordovas and That Santa Fe Channel are Americana through and through, with a clear-cut influence from traditional country and the Grateful Dead along with rich melodies and tight harmonies.”



“Matching crunching indie rock with elements of county and Americana, it's a must for anyone who fell for Uncle Tupelo, Beachwood Sparks, or even luminaries such as Gram Parsons.”

Clash (UK)


“Sound like the lonesome LA cowboys who spawned mournful ’70s-vintage country rock, with a dollop of the Band thrown in for good measure.”

Boston Globe


“Their harmonies are rooted in American roots-rock music tradition, yet still, they come across as refreshingly unique with plenty of nuance and charm. There’s a gritty warmth that gently sweeps across their brand of homespun Americana. It’s built on countless shows and endless practice to create a robust and natural flow.”

-Wide Open Country


“Will provide some oomph to a Saturday night or serve as an apt soundtrack while driving across America on one of those long, flat highways.”

-No Depression


Cordovas 2018 Fall Tour Dates

Sept 7 - Chicago, IL - Fitzgerald's
Sept 8 - Bowling Green, OH - Black Swamp Arts Festival
Sept 9 - St Louis, MO - Off Broadway%
Sept 14 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East (A Tribute to 1968 – AMERICANAFEST)
Sept 15 – Nashville, TN – The Local (WMOT/NPR Music/World Café day stage – AMERICANAFEST)

Sept 15 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt (Official Showcase – AMERICANAFEST)
Sept 21-22 - Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Sept 23 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station
Sept 28 – Iowa City, IA – Big Grove Brewery
Sept 29 - Baileys Harbor, WI - Door Country Brewing Music Hall
Oct 4 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre#

Oct 19 – Knoxville, TN – Barley’s Taproom

Oct 30 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground*

Nov 2 – Washington, DC - Lincoln Hall*

Nov 3 – New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall*

Nov 4 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA*

Nov 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw*

Nov 8 – Toronto, ON - Opera House*

Nov 9 – Columbus, OH – Newport*

Nov 10 – Chicago, IL - The Vic*

Nov 12 – Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theatre*
% w/ Shinyribs

# w/Blackberry Smoke

* w/ Elle King

Cordovas are: bassist/vocalist Joe Firstman, drummer Graham Spillman, keyboardist Sevans Henderson, guitarist/vocalist Lucca Soria and guitarist/vocalist Toby Weaver.

Pre-order That Santa Fe Channel here.


For more information on Cordovas, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, or 917.703.8361.