Glen Phillips founded Toad The Wet Sprocket in high school and added to this success with an impressive solo career. An avid collaborator, Phillips has enjoyed a long-standing association Nickel Creek--which resulted in one of his many side projects, The Mutual Admiration Society--and has toured and recorded with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and with Elvis Costello's Attractions. His most recent album, "Swallowed by the New", concentrates on the simple truths of love and relationships, with a profound spiritual understanding.
Ordinary Elephant, the providential collaboration between husband and wife Pete and Crystal Damore, was honored as International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year. It's no surprise, given their tight harmonies and emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs. With influences of Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, and Anais Mitchell, Ordinary Elephant puts it all together in a distinctive package of honest Americana.