Sunday September 25, 2011
Showtime: 6:30pm / Doors: 6:00
Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door
Join us on Sunday Sept. 25 for a great double bill – Elephant Revival with our good friend Todd Sheaffer.
Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth will be joining up with Elephant Revival for a double-bill at the HBT.
Elephant Revival, a neo-acoustic transcendental folk quintet from Nederland Colorado, reveals hidden treasures deep within a vast repertoire of original material. In one show, the quintet can be seen delving into original folk pieces in the realm of traditional ballads, Scottish/Celtic fiddle tunes, psychedelic old-time, indie rock, rustic Americana, world beat, 40s/50s jazz and an occasional hip-hop feel, amongst other styles.
Break in the Clouds is the band’s second studio album and will be released on Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records this June. The new album expands upon the group’s multi–genre musical approach, threading together dynamic instrumentation and a diverse rhythmic sound while exploring the depths of all five of the groups’ gifted songwriters.
In response to the release, Boulder Weekly entertainment writer Dave Kirby enthused, “The album brims with poised folk ballads, modern Celtic fiddle dirges, hints of blues and Appalachia…coaxing the spirit but slyly avoiding climbing fully into each form’s body.” Moreover, Marquee Magazine journalist Jeffery Keith further elaborated, “Following the lead, but not the footsteps, of groups like Leftover Salmon and Yonder Mountain String Band, the five-piece Elephant Revival has created a unique and appealing modern acoustic sound simultaneously soaked in all manner of tradition.”
The quintet 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).
Individually and collectively the band members have performed with some of the most prolific performers of our time including Little Feat, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Avett Brothers, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, Bela Fleck, John Paul Jones, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic and State Radio, among many others.
Elaborating on Elephant Revival’s live shows, independent film director Mike Eberle explains, “When I hear Elephant Revival I am struck by my inability to define it. I am forced to confront the music as it is, connecting to it with a virgin spirit of mind. Consequently it feels like I am experiencing music and all its joys for the very first time.”
Elephant Revival carries a fresh sense of creativity and inspiration that is felt by people of every generation. Musically and collaboratively the quintet is inspired to spread a message of sustainability while nurturing an awareness of positive change through the pure light intention of their music.