It won’t take you long to hear that the Texas Music Journal was right— “the part that
becomes magic for Ordinary Elephant is the blend, the sound that becomes more than the sum of the individual parts.” Ordinary Elephant is a married couple who happily call the road home, living fulltime in an RV with their four dogs since early 2014, when they shed most of their possessions and former hometown of Houston, TX.
Released in January, the couple’s latest album ‘Before I Go’ quickly received the support of the folk community, subsequently reaching No. 2 on the Folk DJ chart. The album also received a warm welcome in Europe. Upon his review of the album, Dani Heyvaert of Rootstime.be said “I was there when Gillian Welch and David Rawlings were here for the first time, and that concert is still in my head after all these years. I suspect that this couple is going to play in the same league in the foreseeable future.”
Gina Holsopple has both lived and traveled all over the country and now hails from Central New York, not too far from the shore of Lake Ontario. Gina has always made music a central part of her life. She keeps a full load of private music students, has a loyal following of Patreon supporters who were essential in helping her release her 9th album, “2015”, which was nominated for a SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) as best folk album.
She is a four-time winner of the New Song Contest at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Gina’s clear vocals and down-home sound have become a favorite for fans from New York to Minnesota and Chicago to Baltimore. Her lyrics have been highly commended by both reviewers and fans. As an accomplished musician, songwriter and performer her music has been described as “captivating” and “inspiring.” In this world where we need as many spots of light as we can find, Gina proudly carries her torch.