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Glen Phillipswith Ordinary Elephant
Friday, October 25, 2019
Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)
549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
$28 advance | $31 door | $15 Students | $5 Youth
8:00pm | Doors open at 7:30pm
Cerebral yet passionate songs of perseverance
Glen Phillips may be best known as the founder of Toad The Wet Sprocket, a band he founded in high school and led for 12 years, but his solo career has been equally impressive as has his work with other musicians. Phillips is an avid collaborator, including a long-standing association Nickel Creek, which resulted in one of his many side projects, The Mutual Admiration Society. He has also toured and recorded with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and with Elvis Costello's Attractions.

In 2008, Phillips suffered an accident that left his ulnar nerve severed and the talented musician unable to play guitar at all for a time during his recovery. Thankfully, Phillips continued writing and persevered. On his most recent album (Swallowed by the New) Phillips pared his music down to its emotional core, concentrating on the simple truths of love and relationships, with a profound spiritual understanding.

Official Website: www.glenphillips.com
Song Samples: Grief & Praise, Nobody's Gonna Get Hurt, True (live 2007)
Pure, honest Americana harmonies
International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. The collaboration of husband and wife Pete and Crystal Damore, their connection, and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell) all meet on stage. "Two become one, in song … hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery," says Mary Gauthier. The Associated Press is calling their latest album, Honest, "one of the best Americana albums of the year."

"…one of the best Americana albums of the year" - The Associated Press

"…easily one of the best folk duo records I have heard in years" - PopMatters

"It is pure. It's masterful. It is brilliant in the simplicity of two voices and two instruments spinning together, intertwining in utter beauty and perfection, even in its imperfections…. This is the kind of music that lingers long after the last note fades." - Red Line Roots

Official Website: www.ordinaryelephant.net
Song Samples: Best of You, Worth the Weight, Harriet