Their most recent album Honest (2019) is carrying the Texan duo Ordinary Elephant towards the top of the American folk world. Pete and Crystal met up in 2009 at an open mic session in College Station, Texas, and subsequently became Mr and Mrs Damore. Musically, the pair harmonise perfectly, Crystal’s guitar and Pete’s clawhammer banjo laying down a solid, folky foundation for their often socially critical songs.
In 2017 Ordinary Elephant were hailed as Artist of the Year at the International Folk Music Awards. The couple then chose to quit their full-time jobs and pursue their musical dream. Honest, which came out last year, crowd-funded via Kickstarter, was praised by Associated Press as “one of the best Americana albums of the year.” Their colleagues, Tom Paxton and Mary Gauthier, among them, have praised this duo’s convincing work and their grasp of the musical traditions.
Ordinary Elephant have toured through most of USA, and now you have your first opportunity to enjoy this intense duo in Europe, when they hit the Tønder Festival stage. Their only Danish festival concert in 2022.