with special guest Carolyn Shapiro
April 7 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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.”
2022 FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR FOR THE NEW YORK CAPITAL REGION
Carolyn Shapiro is an old-time banjo player and songwriter from the Southern Adirondacks whose sound is rooted in the old songs of Appalachia. Blending her sultry flavor with a traditional style, Carolyn’s music feeds the soul like a good home-cooked meal. She writes songs inspired by the world around her with a unique voice that will stop you in your tracks.
Carolyn’s second album “Take It Easy” came out on February 2nd, 2024. This 6-song EP is about learning to take care of yourself and finding joy in a crumbling world. Produced in collaboration with Jim Mastrianni, the album was recorded live with Connor Armbruster on fiddle, Oona Grady on bass, and James Gascoyne on guitar and captures the magic that can only be heard in a room of friends sharing tunes.
The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio