Ponderosa Grove, a Prescott, Arizona based band is a collaboration of Candace Devine, Drew Hall, and Joshua Taylor. They play often as an acoustic trio or in various set ups all the way to an 8-piece band with a horn section.

Candace Devine is a songwriter on the Grammy Nominated Album, “Wild Heart” by Mindi Abair. She has been a backup singer for Christina Aguilera, a recognizable voice for film and television singing for Chico’s So Slimming Jeans, the theme song of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Bonneville, Georgia Rule, The Voice, WIGS network, and many other tv/film and radio placements. She has opened for and/or recorded with the likes of Ringo Starr, Christina Aguilera, Mindi Abair, Adam Lambert, Michelle Branch, Little River Band, Styx, The Four Tops, Josh Kelley, Survivor, Missing Persons, Steven Van Zandt, Boyz II Men and more! Candace has also wowed audiences with the National Anthem at Warriors, Clippers, and Phoenix Suns games. Additionally she is also the host of The Creative Convergence Podcast, available anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Drew Hall has had the privilege of performing a wide variety of music as lead guitarist and vocalist for a number of successful projects. Performing with Arizona Music Hall of Famer, Walt Richardson, THiS Trio – the dynamic acoustic guitar Trio featuring Drew, Slim Gambill (Lady Antebellum) and Anton Teschner blending jazz and Flamenco acoustic music, Josh Halverson (finalist on The Voice) as guitarist and background vocals featured at the 2019 Americana Fest in Nashville TN, and he is also a founding member of the Latin/Flamenco inspired band, Summa Totius, with drummer Gigi Gonaway (Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin), and a guitarist/vocalist for the Northern Arizona staple and original rock band, The Cheektones. Drew Hall was also a founding member/guitarist/vocalist of Big Daddy D and The Dynamites with highlights including opening for Walter Trout, Marcia Ball, Coco Montoya and Trampled Under Foot as the Arizona Blues Showdown Champions In addition to his own projects and groups, Drew has also recorded and performed with Joe Houston (early rock, R&B Sax pioneer), Ed Carter (The Beach Boys), and Eddie Watkins Jr. (Temptations, Marvin Gaye)

Joshua Taylor is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He self- released his debut studio album, About Time, in 2015, and quickly began hitting the road on high-octane indie tours. In 2016, he and his wife Sandi King co-founded indie soul-rock band King Taylor Project, again hitting the road, playing hundreds of gigs in dozens of cities in the U.S. and Mexico. He is currently working on his sophomore studio album, which is planned for release in early 2022, along with King Taylor Project’s debut studio singles. In 2021, Josh joined Prescott, Arizona-based folk-rock band Ponderosa Grove, alongside founding members Candace Devine and Drew Hall.

Josh is known for his melodic guitar playing, buttery voice, adept vocal arrangements, and highly evocative confessional songwriting.