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Ordinary Elephant

October 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


After growing up a state apart, the husband and wife duo found each other in a small Texas town, watching each other perform at a weekly songwriter night in late 2009. Over many late-night games of Bananagrams® and weekly jam nights, the two would never have imagined where they are today—traveling the country with 4 dogs in a 200 square foot box on wheels—but they did find in each other someone they didn’t know they were searching for, and their music took a new direction.

Performing together turned into writing together, and Ordinary Elephant’s sound took shape. They are “firmly situated in a time-honored folk/bluegrass milieu. Their songs sound new and old at the same time,” says Stephen Carradini of Independent Clauses. Listening to Ordinary Elephant, you will hear thoughtful melodies, comfortable arrangements, understated banjo, and honest songwriting performed with purpose; all entwined with ripe vocal harmonies, “…like their voices were made to go together and we’d all feel deprived if for some reason they chose not to sing together,” says Bill Aspinwall of Texas Music Journal.


2017 Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) Official Showcase Artist
2017 January Folk DJ Chart – No. 2 album (Before I Go), No. 3 song (Best of You)
2017 Family Folk Chorale Songwriting Competition – 3rd Place
2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest – Folk/Acoustic – Gold
2016 Songwriter Serenade Finalist – 6th Place
2015 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Official Alternates Showcase Artist
2015 Songwriter Serenade Semi-finalist
2014 Texas Music Awards Nominee – Vocal Duo of the Year
2013 Music Doing Good with Lyrics songwriting contest winners



October 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm