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Ordinary Elephant

Award Winning Duo On Hickory Ridge Virtual

Hickory Ridge Concerts will present International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant in a live streamed performance on Facebook and YouTube this Saturday October the 17th at 7:00 PM. 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 and their influences such as Gillian Welch and Guy Clark all come together in performance. It’s “As genuine as it gets” says legendary Texas producer Lloyd Maines.

Crystal and Pete Damore have been performing together since 2011 and have racked up an impressive list of awards and achievements. In order to accomplish this, they had to set aside the work they'd done as a veterinary cardiologist and a computer programmer, respectively. They met at an open mic in College Station, Texas, in 2009 and soon moved to Houston together. With her on acoustic guitar/lead vocals and him on clawhammer banjo/harmony vocals, they ultimately threw all caution to the wind and hit the road in an RV. The results have proved to be well worth the effort. The Associated Press is calling their latest album, Honest, “one of the best Americana albums of the year.” while Red Line Roots describes their music as “masterful… brilliant in the simplicity of two voices and two instruments spinning together, intertwining in utter beauty and perfection”.

The concert will stream live this Saturday at 7:00 PM on the Hickory Ridge Concerts Facebook page and the Chris Vallillo YouTube channel.
The Hickory Ridge Concerts Livestream is supported in part by a grant from the Two Rivers Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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