From a small town in Colorado comes a big sound. Watching the crowd roll in, there were young children to the let’s say over some fifty. “Mandolin Orange” started the show with their Bluegrass harmonies that were well practiced giving the crowd an enjoyable start to the evening.
Elephant Revival took the stage and after a few squeaks and squawks from the sound system, they settled in to their set. Their musicianship was obvious as the sound from the stage grew in clarity as the harmonies of Bonnie Paine on cello and Daniel Rodriguez on guitar pulled the audience in. Adding to the traditional sound was the fiddle played brilliantly by Bridget Law. Dango Rose anchored the quintet with his capable bass and Charlie Rose’s banjo completed the dynamic sound.
Their music has been described in so many ways it makes it hard to give anyone who has not heard them a clear picture. United Interests described them as containing elements of gypsy, Celtic, Americana, and folk. Whenever there is harmony that is magic with voices that fit together like hand and glove, along with a sameness of purpose and sound you find a band called Elephant Revival.
Their name comes from a sad story of two long time elephant friends who were separated after many years, each dying on the same day. If any thing can revive those departed souls and bring them back together it is “Elephant Revival”.