Ordinary Elephant and Wes Collins at Muddy Creek Music Hall
Muddy Creek Music Hall
$10 advance/$14 door all ages show (2 and under free)
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, their connection, and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell) all meet on stage. “As genuine as it gets” says Lloyd Maines.
Before being named Artist of the Year at the 2018 International Folk Music Awards, this nomadic duo was both a Kerrville New Folk Finalist and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist in 2017, and their release ‘Before I Go’ was No. 7 on the Folk DJ Chart for the year.
Wes Collins picked up the guitar when he was seventeen, and worked at it for ten years or so, playing covers for a living. Around his thirtieth birthday he parked his Takamine under the bed and got a straight job as a buyer for a retail music chain, but dug out the guitars in 2000 determined to hack his own musical path. He hit his forties before writing his first song, mainly because he was scared to write bad ones. The battle's far from over but now he's got some great songs to share, inspired by favorites like The Beatles and Patty Griffin.