What do you get when you cross a veterinary cardiologist with a computer programmer? Well, when they are Crystal and Pete Damore then you get the powerful folk duo Ordinary Elephant. On this sparse guitar and banjo song, taken from their soon to be released album ‘Honest‘, they confront a dark stain on their nation’s conscience. “Scars We Keep” is about coming to terms with being raised in an area historically entrenched in racism, and refusing to be bound by that, as they sing “I was born to be a bigot but that doesn’t mean I am one“. Powerful stuff, and well worth your time to listen, and ponder on.
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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?