Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt | Wild Ponies Co-bill

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Maple Street Chapel, 200 S Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148

— CARRIE ELKIN & DANNY SCHMIDT | WILD PONIES Co-bill — •Saturday, November 16, 2024 • 7:00PM • $20 (Doors open at 6:30PM)

Nashville-based musical duos and super good friends; Folk/Singer-songwriters & Americana/Country-Roots

Tickets = $21.25 online (with a $1.25 processing fee). Pending availability tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or check only. —Note: Online ticket sales END at NOON on the concert date. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

++CARRIE ELKIN & DANNY SCHMIDT—Nashville-based (formerly from Austin, TX), these two outstanding songwriters are a rare breed with both a real-life romantic and artistic-musical partnership. Gypsy spirit Elkin is best known for her incredibly soulful and dynamic vocals, which have drawn favorable comparisons to Patty Griffin at her most powerful, and Nanci Griffith at her most intimate. And Schmidt, named to the Chicago Tribune's list of the “50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years,” is best known for his riveting poetic lyrics, which have drawn favorable comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt for their depth and complexity.

Together, their respective strengths merge into a much greater whole, a performance of great energy and spirit, and one that audiences seem to be able to connect with at once: emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. (Danny last played solo at Maple Street on 10/28/2017. Danny & Carrie played together on 5/4/2013.) >

++WILD PONIES—Although they're based in Nashville, WILD PONIES have always looked to Southwest Virginia for inspiration—where bandmates Doug and Telisha Williams were both born and raised. Partners in every way, they have spent the last decade building more than just their careers as musicians—they've built a life. One they're wildly proud of and ready to share with the world. Their latest album, “Dreamers,” centers on exploration beyond the traditional nuclear family and into the community, joys, and heartbreaks they’ve experienced as part of a queer, polyamorous family undergoing fertility treatments and becoming foster parents in the state of Tennessee.

Passionate activists, Doug and Telisha have reaffirmed that any action they take must feed their community, family, and art. As Wild Ponies gear up for the next chapter of their lives and prepare to release new music, they’re recommitting to these priorities and introducing a reinvigorated sense of lyrical progressivism and community service.

What makes Wild Ponies so special, though, is how their community responds, perpetuating such a mystical connection in generous and unexpected ways. For Wild Ponies, that feedback loop is the circle that remains unbroken. It just keeps getting larger to welcome everybody who wants to join. (Wild Ponies performed as Doug & Telisha Williams at Maple Street in May 2012.) >

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Tickets = $21.25 online (with a $1.25 processing fee). Pending availability tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or check only. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.