Ordinary Elephant: Honest

Posted on Mar 10, 2019 in Bios
Ordinary Elephant: Honest

“Keep kind all that rises from your chest to your tongue. Don’t ever let your words undo the work you’ve done,” sings Crystal Damore on “Worth the Weight,” a song that beats at the heart of Ordinary Elephant’s potent new album, Honest. In the song, it’s a two-line enjoinder from an adult to a kid. […]

Matthew Perryman Jones: The Waking Hours

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Bios
Matthew Perryman Jones: The Waking Hours

“One day I’ll know as I am known,” Matthew Perryman Jones sings in “Happy,” the opening track of his fantastic new album, The Waking Hours. The line is both a hopeful prayer and a knowing promise that tugs at the heartstrings of the song cycle: the idea of letting control go and giving ourselves over […]

Amy Ray

Posted on Aug 20, 2018 in Bios
Amy Ray

A lot of artists defy categorization. Some do so because they are tirelessly searching for the place they fit, while others are constantly chasing trends. Some, though, are genuinely exploring and expressing their myriad influences. Amy Ray belongs in the latter group. Pulling from every direction — Patty Griffin to Patti Smith, Big Star to […]