Find Your Muse Open Mic welcomes acoustic duo Ordinary Elephant – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – April 17th, 2017

Find Your Muse Open Mic welcomes acoustic duo Ordinary Elephant

The Evening Muse presents the #1 Open MIc in Charlotte...

Find Your Muse Open Mic welcomes acoustic duo Ordinary Elephant

Mon, April 17, 2017

Doors: 7:00 am / Show: 8:00 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$3.00

Find Your Muse Open Mic
Find Your Muse Open Mic
Find Your Muse Open Mic is Charlotte's premier open mic night. Each week we feature a special guest performer from around the region. Come out and see some of the area's best up & coming talent perform their latest original tunes. Always a fun time, hosted by the semi-hilarious Mr. Erik Button. Look forward to the start of a great Monday night at 7:30pm as you are greeted by the rest of our FYM team; Aaaaron at the door, Donniebaseball behind the bar serving up cold ones, and Normal Dennis doing his best at making it all sound great from behind the board. Sign ups are at 7:45, so come out and get your time slot. Participate in The "Bad-Ass" of the Week, and maybe win a $20 gift card.
Ordinary Elephant
Ordinary Elephant
It won’t take you long to hear that the Texas Music Journal was right— “the part that becomes magic for Ordinary Elephant is the blend, the sound that becomes more than the sum of the individual parts.”

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.

From an early age Pete has been a guitarist, but once Gillian Welch’s “Hard Times” came across his car stereo speakers, the banjo beckoned. The realization of how well the clawhammer style he was unearthing complemented Crystal’s lyrically rooted singer-songwriter approach was a happy accident at the kitchen table one night, which led to many more nights of collaboration.

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.

With a move in late 2011, Crystal and Pete brought their music to Houston, where they later recorded their 2013 debut album, Dusty Words & Cardboard Boxes, which garnered a nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2014 Texas Music Awards. In 2014 Ordinary Elephant shed most of their material possessions and sticks-and-bricks home to become full-time nomads, and have been honing their songwriting and uncovering listening rooms, house concerts, and attentive audiences with which to share their stories.

The duo is crafting songs that are gaining accolades, and their 2017 release Before I Go quickly received the support of the folk community, subsequently reaching No. 2 on the Folk DJ chart its first month. The album is also receiving a warm welcome in Europe. Upon his review of the album, Dani Heyvaert of Rootstime.be said “I was there when Gillian Welch and David Rawlings were here for the first time, and that concert is still in my head after all these years. I suspect that this couple is going to play in the same league in the foreseeable future.”
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/