"Crystal and Pete, Ordinary Elephant, are an extraordinarily well matched duo, whose music seems to pour out of singular place, like Buddy and Julie Miller, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. Two become one, in song. Stripped down, intertwined clawhammer banjo and guitar, and hand in glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery. Songs are pouring out of them, and I suspect their rise will be steady. I'm a fan."
"I’m a big fan of Ordinary Elephant—their intimate songs, the weaving harmonies, and the stories that draw you in as if you were gathered around an enchanted campfire."
"Your songs speak, heal, and we need them more than ever."
-Donald Cohen, No Depression
"Their harmonies, singing, the whole presentation...as genuine as it gets"
“You’re one of my favorite artists I’ve met in the last few years. I love your writing and the whole sphere of how you present it on stage. It’s both very progressive and inclusive, which is so important right now.”
-Joe Jencks (Brother Sun)
“I remember when Gillian Welch and David Rawlings were here for the first time...I suspect that this couple is going to play in the same league in the foreseeable future.” (translated from Dutch)
-Dani Heyvaert, Rootstime.be
"These are elegant, warm and engaging songs delivered and played with instant warmth and beautiful, instinctive intensity.”
-Mike Ritchie, Celtic Music Radio
“I didn't know Ordinary Elephant..really, really enjoyed this beautiful and subtle music...the perfect vocals, the delicate arrangements are killers”
-Michel Penard, Radio ISA France
"There is something decidedly compelling here."
"Both John McCutcheon’s CD Trolling for Dreams and Ordinary Elephant's Before I Go are great musical talismans for 2017."
-Tom D’Agostino, Folk Sessions
"A worthy new act."
-Ron Alden, WNTI, Hackettstown, NJ
"My first time hearing Ordinary Elephant live was at a house concert. I was seated right next to Crystal and Pete. Not only did I have the pleasure of experiencing their music in an intimate setting, but I was able to watch the unabashed joy of a roomful of people hearing them for the very first time. I cannot wait to hear them again!"
-Kelly Walker, Sundilla Radio Hour
“It’s not just raw talent, although that’s not a bad place to start. The part that becomes magic for Ordinary Elephant is the blend, the sound that becomes more than the sum of the individual parts.”
-Bill Aspinwall, Texas Music Journal
“I'm impressed by many things, but mostly by the songwriting style...[the lyrics are] very economical and stripped down, but seem to effortlessly evoke the kind of poignancy and emotion someone expects of artists with more salt on their shoulders.”
“Listening to Ordinary Elephant live was a real treat. Tight harmonies, solid songwriting, and an overall musical experience comparable to the best of T Bone Burnett"