The Cord
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The Cord


Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Striking the right "cord" by Kathryn Salter"

“Christine, Elizabeth, and Jennifer all bring a creative intelligence and spirit into a craft that is dying—folk music. And they do it with mystery and a lot of heart…they [are] fresh and beautiful about their alternativeness. They possess spirit, not loathsome agony. And they maintain an independence that steers clear from the indie smugness dominating the circuit…While the lyrics of songs like “Amazed” and “Beloved” could easily allude to worship, there is just enough ambiguity to also allow them to be devotions to the spirit of relationships and divinity that surrounds a bodily love…All meaning aside, The Cord is divinely inspired, if not awe inspiring. Having maintained low-key success throughout the state, it seems that will be short-lived…” - Encore Magazine (Wilmington, NC)

"J.D.'s thoughts by J.D. Greear, Senior Pastor of The Summit Church Durham, NC"

“It seems like a lot of music…lacks originality and spirit, but The Cord has a way of laying open my heart each time I hear them. Their songs are written with penetrating insight into scripture and the human heart, and a truly adoring view of God. Plus, they are wildly talented!” - The Summit Church newsletter


We currently have 2 5 song and one 3 song. We are about to go into the studio to work on a full-length album this fall. We play everywhere and anywhere and love bars, festivals, and anywhere else we are let in!



Christine King: Vocals, guitar, and piano; Christine lists some of her major influences as Caedmon’s Call, The Weepies, Sarah Mclachlan, Ryan Adams, Dashboard Confessional, Calexico, Josh Ritter, Let's Go Sailing, Imogen Heap among others. She strives to create music that is lyrically relevant to life today and its experiences. She is also a self-proclaimed Pop Culture Genius who loves movies, television, music, and fashion. Most importantly, Christine is the grammatical glue that holds The Cord together….
Elizabeth King: Vocals, guitar, piano, percussion, genius; Elizabeth lists some of her major influences as Sufjan Stevens, Ryan Adams, Tegan and Sara, Sleeping At Last, The Shins, Wilco, Damien Rice, Pete Yorn, and many more…trust us! Elizabeth brings an indie-flair both lyrically and musically to the group. She creates poetic music that is able to both provoke thought and express emotion in a way not typical of folk-based music. Elizabeth is a veritable indie music library in human form and can quote movies and television lines verbatim after only hearing them once. She also has the strongest olfactory and observation skills in the business…
Jennifer Pickelsimer: Vocals, guitar, mandolin, percussion; Jennifer calls upon the works of Shane and Shane, Jennifer Knapp, Gavin DeGraw, David Crowder, Nickel Creek, John Mayer, and others to serve as influences in her creation of intricate guitar-laden songs that stir audiences to look inside themselves to discover who and what they truly are. Jennifer is the “adopted sister”, graciously sits in the “way back” of the Tahoe, and is an avid peruser of CD jackets in search of her next big instrument to conquer…
Anthony: drums; he lists his favorite bands as Minus The Bear, Calexico, and Life and Times among others. He brings an indie flair to the group by producing unexpected rhythms and never being afraid to encourage new things musically. He also provides the sassy attitude.