Nomadic husband and wife roots/folk duo Ordinary Elephant will play at The Acoustic Coffeehouse, 415 W. Walnut St., Thursday May 4th at 10 p.m. in support of their latest studio album release ‘Before I Go.’ Free admission.
Ordinary Elephant captivates listeners with their well-honed combination of insightful writing, effortless harmonies and intertwined clawhammer banjo and guitar. Husband and wife duo Crystal and Pete Damore have been performing together since 2011, but their 2017 sophomore release ‘Before I Go’ established them nationally and internationally. The album reached No. 2 on the Folk DJ Chart for January, and its songs secured them finalist slots at both the Kerrville Folk Festival and LEAF Festival songwriting competitions, where they will perform later this month.
The collaboration of husband and wife, their connection, and their influences (such as Guy Clark, Darrell Scott, Anais Mitchell, Mary Gauthier) all meet on stage. You see it, hear it, and then you find yourself truly feeling it. Pete’s understated, melodic and mellow banjo weaves through Crystal’s steady and clean rhythm guitar, and poetic lyrics are purposefully delivered in rich harmony. Dani Heyvaert of Netherlands’ Rootstime.be said “I remember when Gillian Welch and David Rawlings were here for the first time…I suspect that this couple is going to play in the same league in the foreseeable future.”
After calling Texas home, the two shed most of their possessions to become nomads in 2014. Living on the road full-time with their dogs, Ordinary Elephant is exploring the country, while creating and sharing the conversation of their music.
For more information go to www.acousticcoffeehouse.net or call (423) 434-9872.