“Hear The East Nashville Band Everyone's Talking About: Cordovas” (NPR Music) - Playing Stagecoach 2019, Elle King Fall Tour 

Listen to full NPR Music/World Café/WMOT AmericanaFest day stage set here

Elle King Tour Kicks Off October 29th in Nashville, hits NYC November 5th, L.A. November 12th

October 18, 2018 – Cordovas breakout year continues. The band’s ATO Records debut That Santa Fe Channel has been met with critical acclaim and radio play at non-comm and Americana radio. The East Nashville band will open Elle King’s upcoming fall tour, and this week it was announced that the band will perform at the 2019 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, CA on April 26, 2019.

Cordovas played the NPR Music/World Café/WMOT day stage last month at AmericanaFest in Nashville, displaying their “strikingly simple, countrified folk-rock songs steeped in the tradition of records like Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline and Workingman's Dead by the Grateful Dead.” And also showing that “in a live setting, Cordovas project more of rock energy than the wonderfully sedate That Santa Fe Channel suggests.” NPR Music has the full set streaming now.

In January 2019, the band will once again host and curate the Tropic of Cancer festival in Todos Santos, Mexico, a second home to the band where much of That Santa Fe Channel was written and rehearsed.

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

Oct 25 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre (Free show)

Oct 29 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works*

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/ Elle King

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

Get That Santa Fe Channel here.


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