Jun 05 18

Cordovas Announces ATO Debut with That Santa Fe Channel

Cordovas Make Their ATO Records Debut With That Santa Fe Channel, Produced By Milk Carton Kids Kenneth Pattengale, Out August 10th

“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



Hear First Single “This Town’s A Drag” Here

 Rooted in triple-stacked harmonies, southern storytelling, and cosmic country twang, Cordovas create their own version of American roots-rock with That Santa Fe Channel, out August 10th on ATO Records. That Santa Fe Channel was produced by the Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale in East Nashville, not far from the home that doubles as the band’s rehearsal space, headquarters, and shared living quarters. The album is timely — and timeless — blurring the lines between rock, country, and amplified folk music. It’s highlighted by unbelievable harmonies, loose-yet-masterful musicianship and undeniable songwriting chops.

NPR Music points out that “everyone in the East Nashville band Cordovas is a lead vocalist. The country-rock group is committed to the sound of brotherhood — a few voices sharing a feeling.”

Years before Cordovas’ formation, bassist and bandleader Joe Firstman traveled the country as a solo musician. Raised in North Carolina, he moved to Hollywood as a determined 20 year-old, signing a major-label deal with Atlantic Record. When a dizzying blur of acclaimed shows — including opening dates for Sheryl Crow and Willie Nelson — weren’t enough to satisfy the expectations of a big-budget record label, Firstman lost his contract and took a new job as music director on Last Call with Carson Daly. It was good work, with Firstman performing nightly alongside first-rate musicians like Thundercat and Kamasi Washington.

Cordovas begin a five-week European tour this week – including the first ever Songpickr show in Berlin – then return to the U.S. for a tour that currently runs from July through September. Cordovas are a formidable live act, as Wide Open Country noted about their AmericanaFest set last year, “Cordovas proved classic American rock-and-roll can still fire up a club like it did in its heyday.”

Cordovas – 2018 Summer Tour Dates

Jun 7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Q-Factory

Jun 8 – Weert, Netherlands – Muziekcentrum De Bosuil

Jun 9 – Drachten, Netherlands – Jun Fan Peije

Jun 12 – Bergen, Norway – Bergen Fest

Jun 13 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller (supporting Anderson East)

Jun 15 – Bö, Norway – Festival

Jun 16 – Halden, Norway – Bryggerhuset Syd

Jun 18 – Hultsfred, Sweden – Hotell Hulingen

Jun 20 – Ingolstadt, Germany – Neue Welt

Jun 21 – Groningen, Netherlands – De Oosterpoort

Jun 22 – Vlaardingen, Netherlands – The Kroepoekfabriek

Jun 23 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Kids ‘n’ Billies Festival

Jun 27 – London, UK – Borderline

Jun 28 – Brighton, UK – The Prince Albert

Jun 29 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana

Jul 1 – Nottingham, UK – The Maze

Jul 3 – Birmingham, UK – Kitchen Garden Café

Jul 4 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day Café

Jul 5 – Newcastle, UK – Gosforth Civic Theatre

Jul 7 – Woodbridge, UK – Maverick Festival

Jul 12 – Berlin, Germany – Privatclub

Jul 13 – Norderstedt, Germany – Music Star

Jul 14 – Oberhausen, Germany – Static Roots Festival

Jul 18 – Woodbridge, NJ – The Mayor’s Free Concert Series

Jul 19 – Fitchburg, MA – River Styx Brewing

Jul 20 – Boston, MA – Downeast Back Porch

Jul 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café

Jul 26 – Mobile, AL – The Brickyard

Jul 27 – Macon, GA – Bragg Jam Music Fest

Jul 30 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

Aug 2 – Big Sky, MT – Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Aug 4 – Elkin, NC – Reevestock Music Festival

Aug 11 – Baileys Harbor, WI – Door Country Brewing Music Hall

Aug 14 – Rockford, IL – Anderson Japanese Gardens

Aug 16 – Chicago, IL – Haymarket Americana Concert Series

Aug 23 – Washington, DC – Pearl Street Warehouse

Aug 24 – Harrisonburg, VA – Clementine Café

Aug 25 – Wise, VA – RTE 23 Music Festival

Sept 5 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

Sept 7 – Chicago, IL – Fitzgerald’s

Sept 8 – Bowling Green, OH – Black Swamp Arts Festival

Sept 9 – St Louis, MO – Off Broadway

Sept 21-23 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion


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.