Live and recorded music has seen a long list of duos captivate the hearts and minds of listeners, especially in recent times as the means for making songs and sharing them are more accessible than ever before.
As a result, the waters can be a bit more competitive than some might think. But one especially captivating tandem out of Western Canada seems to have forged a meaningful alliance through music that is therapeutic, heartrending, and truly beautiful to the ear of many.
Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy got started in 2017 and so far have released one full studio album and a series of EPs as Ocie Elliott, but they’ve already amassed a large, impassioned listener base with their sincere and tender recordings, as seen recently at Jammin’ Java.
Listen to Ocie Elliott’s 2020 studio album, In That Room, via Spotify:
Ocie Elliott is about to introduce their newest EP, know the night, and they’ve been out in support of these forthcoming tracks as well as others from the catalogue that have delighted fans across North America and beyond.
Jon and Sierra made their first appearance in Virginia on Nov. 16 with a headlining performance at Jammin’ Java, and the couple packed the Vienna pizza place with folks who were thrilled at the chance to see Ocie Elliott up close and in person by way of a graceful, unforgettably moving set of songs.
Listen to the newest release from Ocie Elliott, Come On By, via Spotify:
We Fall In
Like A River
Come On By
Thinking Bout You
Wait For You
Down By The Water
I Got You, Honey
Helplessly Hoping (Crosby, Stills & Nash)
Take Me Home
Here are home-developed, home-scanned 35mm film images of Ocie Elliott along with the night’s opening act, zachy, performing at Jammin’ Java the night of Nov. 16, 2023. All photos copyright and courtesy of Casey Ryan Vock.