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  • JANUARY 12 2018 FRI 8:00PM $15/$18
  • Ordinary Elephant captivates listeners with their well-honed combination of insightful writing, effortless harmonies and intertwined clawhammer banjo and guitar. The collaboration of husband and wife, their connection, and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell) all meet on stage. You see it, hear it, and then you find yourself truly feeling it. “As genuine as it gets” says Lloyd Maines. Crystal and Pete Damore have been performing together since 2011, but their 2017 sophomore release ‘Before I Go’ established them nationally and internationally. The album reached No. 2 on the Folk DJ Chart for January, and its songs secured them slots as a 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist. After calling Texas home, the two become nomads in 2014, and now live on the road full-time with their dogs, while creating and sharing the conversation of their music.
  • Julie Bonk is one of those rare musicians who expresses from deep within her soul, giving unique life and color to everything she plays. She is the 2014 winner of the Sammons Center for the Arts Jazz Musician of the Year . She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy where she developed her love for Jazz, Blues and songwriting. Her studies continued at UNT where she received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Performance. Julie has performed and recorded with such notables as Bob Hope, Buggs Henderson, The Supremes, The Drifters, The Platters, Z.Z. Hill, Henry (The Skipper) Franklin and Sunship, Suede, Rusty Burns, Guthrie Kennard, Tom Prasada-Rao, Andrew Jr. Boy Jones. Currently living in Texas, Ms. Bonk is a well-respected and accomplished piano teacher in Jazz and Blues improvisation, composition, music theory, performance techniques and vocal styling. Some of her better-known students have included Grammy Award Winner Norah Jones, Scott Hoying from the Pentatonics, Allie Farris and Amy Abbott Owsley (American Chills). Julie remains in high demand for performing. The cd 'Different Shades of Blue' features songs closest to her heart as well as some examples of her soulful originals.
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Other shows by these artists

Julie Bonk
*Feb 2 2018 Opener with Niki Leeman and Cyd Cassone and Hamp Brockman
Aug 21 2015 Headliner with Robert & Sarah Aberg
Nov 15 2013 Headliner with Rebecca Loebe and Caroline Aiken
Ordinary Elephant
Mar 13 2015 Opener with The Stray Birds and Caitlin Canty

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Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run live music venue, presenting concerts nearly every Friday night in the fellowship hall of Northpark Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX. Our goal is to bring you the best possible environment for listening to music, with clear, pristine sound, free of smoke, alcohol, and conversation. In addition to the music, we offer fine coffees, teas, juices, desserts, and salty snacks. Find out more about us here.

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