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International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates listeners with their well-honed combination of insightful writing, effortless harmonies and intertwined clawhammer banjo and guitar. The collaboration of husband and wife, their connection, and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell) all meet on stage. You see it, hear it, and then you find yourself truly feeling it. “As genuine as it gets” says legendary Texas producer Lloyd Maines.
Crystal and Pete Damore have been performing together since 2011, when they called Texas home. The two took to full-time nomadic life with their dogs in 2014, and are still finding home and music wherever they go. The duo was both a Kerrville New Folk Finalist and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist in 2017, and their release ‘Before I Go’ was No. 7 on the Folk DJ Chart for the year.
"Their harmonies, singing, the whole presentation...as genuine as it gets" -Lloyd Maines
"These are elegant, warm and engaging songs delivered and played with instant warmth and beautiful, instinctive intensity.” -Mike Ritchie, Celtic Music Radio
“I didn't know Ordinary Elephant..really, really enjoyed this beautiful and subtle music...the perfect vocals, the delicate arrangements are killers” -Michel Penard, Radio ISA France