In a story published online in 2006, a homesick elephant named Ruby was about to “pack her trunk and move to Los Angeles.” At the same time, Sara and Kevin Kelly had just moved from Philadelphia to L.A. where Kevin had a new job teaching composition in the music department of Los Angeles City College. When they saw the headline for Ruby’s story, they knew that “Homesick Elephant” was the perfect name for their vocal act.
Although accompanied mostly by a single guitar, the music of this husband and wife duo is not your usual folk fare. The original songs are quirky and whimsical, yet crafted with the skill of an accomplished composer and poet. (What to rhyme with Connecticut? Why, etiquette, of course!) Imagine Frank Zappa and the Beatles together on an Irish vaudeville stage! Homesick Elephant will bring that kind of slightly off-kilter magic to the Fiddlers Crossing stage on Friday, Aug. 23.
This is a show the poets, in particular, won’t want to miss.
Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 E. “F” St. in Downtown Tehachapi. Tickets may be purchased next door at Mountain Music or with a credit card by calling 823-9994.
Tickets to the concert are $15, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Go to fiddlerscrossing.org to see YouTube clips of Homesick Elephant and other Fiddlers Crossing performers.