Elephant Revival

Elephant Revival

 Nederland, Colorado, USA
BandFolkAmericana

Neo-Acoustic / Transcendental Folk. Acoustic mixed electric, fiddle, upright bass, guitar, elec-banjo, washboard/djembe. . Meaningful lyrics. Positive messages. Seamless vocals, 4 to 5 part harmonies. Amazing synergy. Sonic approach fusing folk, funk, newgrass, celtic, gypsy with hip-hop and reggae.

Biography

After having played nearly 150 shows in 2009, Elephant Revival is now enjoying a more laid back touring schedule close to home on the Colorado Front Range during the short days and long nights of winter. Focusing on the cultivation and integration of new music, the band is grateful to have this time in the higher elevations. The group is currently in the studio finishing up the production of their second studio album with David Tiller of Taarka, scheduled for release in late spring of 2010.

2010 Performances include: two shows at the Sundance Film Festival (UT), Winterfest on the Mountain (CO), Boulder Theater (CO), Winter Wind Concert Series (OK), Aggie Theater w/ Split Lip Rayfield (CO), Freight & Salvage (CA), The Woods w/ Scott Law (OR), MeadowGrass Festival (CO), Adam's State College Earth Day Celebration (CO), Back Hills Hemp Hoedown (SD), Oyster Ridge Music Festival (WY) to name just a few.

Elephant Revival plays a unique blend of an emerging new musical genre called Transcendental Folk. Individually and collectively the band members have performed with some of the most prolific performers of our time including Bela Fleck, John Paul Jones, Michael Franti, Little Feat, Yonder Mountain String Band, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Leftover Salmon, members of String Cheese Incident, Railroad Earth, and State Radio, among others.

The quintet can be seen delving into Scottish/Celtic fiddle tunes, original folk pieces, traditional ballads, psychedelic country, indie rock, powerful reggae grooves, 40s/50s jazz standards and an occasional hip-hop beat amongst other styles. The band consists of Bonnie Paine (vocals, washboard, djembe, musical saw), Sage Cook (electric banjo/guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, viola, vocals), Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo, vocals), Daniel Rodriguez (acoustic guitar, electric banjo/guitar vocals) and Bridget Law (fiddle and vocals).

9 things to know about the band “Elephant Revival”

1: Number one played artist on Colorado Public Radio in Jan/Feb 2009
2. Widespread radio airplay & on – air appearances including; JPR, WMUD, KRCC,KHOL, KBAC, KVMR, KPFK, KZMU, Radio Upper Galilee – Israel, and many others…..
3: 4000+ albums sold independently in first year of release
4: The band tours in a bus fueled on recycled veggie oil
5: Performing Feb 5th @ the Boulder Theater for the "Buffalo Heart Project Benefit Show"
6: Members of Elephant Revival have performed with: Bela Fleck, George Clinton, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Leftover Salmon, Little Feat, members of String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many others.
7: Notable festival performances include; Joshua Tree Music Festival, Mulberry Mountain, Wakarusa, Yellowstone Music Fest, Yarmony Grass, Mackinac Island Music Fest, Nederland Music & Arts Fest, Desert Rocks and many many more.
8: Bonnie Paine’s voice sounds like an Angel & she rocks the washboard!
9: You can find out so much more @ www.elephantrevival.com

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Phil Einsohn
Only the Best Booking
cell: (707) 616-3903
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"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do"
Kahlil Gibran

Discography

Debut self titled studio album released July 08.' Produced by David Tiller (Taarka / ThaMusemeant) Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering in Boulder, CO.

Tracks:
1. Twelve
2. Ring Around the Moon
3. Sing to the Mountain
4. Single Beds are Made for One
5. Currach
6. Jet Lag Blues
7. Sweet Dreams
8. The Reel McKay Wedding
9. Forgiveness
10. Piper's Sun
11. Release
12. Agree
13. Every Stone
14. A' Part

Set List

We can easily play a quick, well constructed 45 minute set, a healthy 90 minute set, or a couple hours of eclectic danceable contemplative music. Nearly all our music is original with a few, carefully chosen, obscure covers and tradtionals. We have a large repertoire....5 songwriters=lot's of songs! Well versed in Scottish, Celtic and Old-Time styles as well.