Ponderosa Grove is a collaboration of Candace Devine, Drew Hall, and Johan Glidden. They play often as an acoustic trio or in various set ups all the way to an 8-piece band with 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)

Johan Glidden is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter based in Arizona.
He was a founding member of Sugar & The Mint, the youngest band to ever win the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest (2017).
With Sugar & The Mint, Johan shared festival stages with Emmylou Harris, Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Lake Street Dive, Tommy Emmanuel and more. Johan balances poetic lyrics and an original sound with a strong sense of memorable melodies that engage the listener. Johan seeks to be his honest self in his music, sharing his joy, pain, struggle and victory through memorable, unique melodies and heartfelt lyrics.