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Ordinary Elephant in Concert! Barbara Chamberlain Opens

April 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$12 – $18.00
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Anything BUT ordinary, the ACMA is excited to have the Ordinary Elephant, Pete and Crystal Damore, on our stage for the first time!
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.
Interestingly, if not ironically, in order to accomplish this new work, Crystal and Pete had to set aside the work they’d done previously, as a veterinary cardiologist and a computer programmer, respectively. The two met at an open mic in College Station, Texas, in 2009 and soon moved to Houston together. With her on acoustic guitar/lead vocals and him on clawhammer banjo/harmony vocals, the work of music continued on the side as both had full-time jobs, until they threw all caution to the wind and hit the road in an RV.
As Crystal notes, “The choices we make are not easy or safe but they are important. Indeed, every of us has a heritage, a legacy, a story, of which we are part, for better and for worse. Each moment and memory a lesson leading us to who we will be.”
Ordinary Elephant makes every word count as it rises from their chests to their tongues.
Opening the show isBarbara Chamberlain

Her passion for playing the guitar and singing harmony at every chance she gets led her to becoming one of the founding board members of the ACMA.
Now that she is back to her beloved Southwest Florida, after some time in Michigan, you might find her performing several decades of multi genre music alone or with friends, while she works towards producing a CD. When not making music with her friends from Naples to Pine Island, she will be saving the bees, kayaking or fishing.

Tickets are available at the door.
Door donations:
Members – $12
General Public – $18
Date: April 8, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $12 – $18.00
Address: 2756 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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