Ordinary Elephant: Nomadic Folk

Ordinary ElephantWe invited husband and wife folk duo Ordinary Elephant to WVUD to discuss their latest album, “Before I Go.” Their authentic lyrics, combined with a love for banjo playing, create a fresh sound in the folk and bluegrass world. The band name came from the idea that nothing in life is ordinary; everything is incredible. They believe that even an ordinary elephant is pretty amazing.

Beginning in 2014, the duo made the decision to give up their material possessions and live their life on the road in their motorhome, Millie. The two spend their time traveling and writing music. Their CD Before I Go talks about the triumphs and struggles they have faced throughout their adventures.

The Interview

Ordinary Elephant hosted by Mandorichard. Recorded live on Feb. 21, 2017.

About Our Guests

Ordinary Elephant is a folk husband and wife duo, comprised of Pete Damore and Crystal Hariu-Damore. They met  in a small Texas town, after attending a weekly songwriter late night in 2009. Pete and Crystal started performing together, which turned into writing together. Pete’s banjo playing, combined with Crystal’s folksy voice, have created a sound that is both new and old at the same time. Nowadays, the two live in an a van and travel trailer with their four dogs, traveling the country while spreading their music. Their new CD, “Before I Go”, was released in January 2017.

The Music

Artist Song Album Year
Ordinary Elephant Best of You Before I Go 2017
Ordinary Elephant Before I Go Before I Go 2017
Ordinary Elephant Thank You Before I Go 2017

Learn More

Mandorichard: Producer, host, recording engineer
Rachel Silva: Audio editor
Sam O’Donnell: Web page author and editor