Emily Fisher
Kansas Public Radio

KPR to present an evening of folk and bluegrass music with Ordinary Elephant

Tue, 05/02/2023

LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio continues to celebrate its 70th anniversary with a special upcoming evening of folk and bluegrass favorites. KPR and its folk program, “Trail Mix,” will present a concert May 4 at the Lied Center of Kansas Pavilion, featuring award-winning duo Ordinary Elephant and Kansas City singer-songwriter Joy Zimmerman. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert can be found at and will also be available for purchase at the door.

Ordinary ElephantHusband and wife duo Pete and Crystal Damore make up Ordinary Elephant’s pairing of banjo, guitar and vocal harmonies. They have toured extensively throughout the United States and boast an impressive array of awards, including the International Folk Music Awards Artist of the Year in 2017. Their albums Honest (2019) and Before I Go (2017) have also been nationally recognized.

Local singer-songwriter Joy Zimmerman will open the concert, including music from her latest album The Canvas Before Us (2021). Zimmerman is described as being a natural writer, which is highlighted in the lyricism throughout her body of work. She is also the recipient of several awards and is a 10-time Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Songwriting Contest winner.

Kring’s Interiors and the Lied Center of Kansas are the event sponsors. Additional information about the event can be found at

KPR, a 21-time winner of the KAB’s Station of the Year, licensed to KU, broadcasts on 91.5 FM and 96.1 FM (KPR2) in Lawrence, 89.7 FM in Emporia, 91.3 FM in Olsburg-Junction City, 89.9 FM in Atchison, 90.3 FM in Chanute, and 99.5 FM and 97.9 FM (KPR2) in Manhattan. KPR can be heard online at, and KPR2, a news-talk programming stream, which can be heard on an HD receiver or on KPR’s website.

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