Elephant Revival grows "Petals"
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
– Roots band Elephant Revival announced today the release of "Petals" (Thirty Tigers) on April 1.
The release will be the band's sixth overall, following last year's CD/DVD of "Sands of Now (Live at the Boulder Theater)." Formed in 2006 in Nederland, Col., Elephant Revival, which combines country, bluegrass, folk, Scottish/Celtic fiddle tunes rock and jazz, is led by singers Bonnie Paine and Daniel Rodriguez. Bridget Law, Dango Rose and new band member Charlie Rose add harmonies and play guitar, fiddle, washboard, cello, bass, horns, pedal steel, mandolin and banjo. Founding member Sage Cook is not currently playing with the band.
"Petals" was produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Langhorne Slim) and recorded at the Great North Sound Society in Parsonsfield, Maine and The Studio at eTown Hall in Boulder, Col.
On May 22, Elephant Revival will headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre in their home state of Colorado for the first time.
CD reviews for Elephant Revival
There are many bands aiming for 'string band' folk status or using that format as a vehicle for authenticity; Elephant Revival may have the instrumentation to claim modern jug band lineage, but it's what they do with it that sets them into a different category.
With little more than some light percussion and various stringed instruments, the songs cover a breathtaking amount of musical territory. Opening song "Hello You Who" is a jazzy soul meditation, Lake Street Dive »»»
Sands of Now
Elephant Revival sounds like the typical festival staple - a band lends a soundtrack to an audience that's too busy milling around for the first minute to pay attention. Once the quintet gets going, however, there shouldn't be an inattentive ear in a mile's radius.
At least, that's what their partially live album, "Sands of Now," suggests. Part studio songs and part live recording, the album gives newbies a taste and seasoned fans a feast of the group's »»»
These Changing Skies
Elephant Revival - Sage Cook (banjo, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, bass and fiddle); Bridget Law (fiddle, octave fiddle); Bonnie Paine (washboard, djembe, musical saw, stompbox); Daniel Rodriguez (guitar, banjo, bass) and Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo) - creates a distinctive sound that combines the charm of an unpretentious attitude and an antebellum approach that invests the music with a timeless appeal. Their latest is a study in carefully considered circumspect, a graceful and »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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