Elephant Revival

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Elephant Revival
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Background information
Origin Nederland, Colorado
Genres Scottish/Celtic, folk, bluegrass, psychedelic country, indie rock, reggae, hip-hop
Years active 2006-present
Labels Ruff Shod
Website elephantrevival.com
Members Bonnie Paine
Sage Cook
Dango Rose
Daniel Rodriguez
Bridget Law

Elephant Revival is a folk music group from Nederland, Colorado, formed in 2006. 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).[1]

Their style of music is often referred to as "transcendental folk," which incorporates elements of Scottish/Celtic fiddle tunes, original folk pieces, traditional ballads, bluegrass,[2] psychedelic country, indie rock, reggae, 40s/50s jazz standards and an occasional hip-hop beat. All members of the band are multi-instrumentalists and contribute vocals and to songwriting.

Individually and collectively the band members have performed with or opened for Dispatch, Bela Fleck, John Paul Jones, Devotchka, Michael Franti, Little Feat, Yonder Mountain String Band, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, State Radio, String Cheese Incident, Shanti Groove, and others.[1]

History[edit]

The band members originate from many parts of the country but have roots in both Colorado and Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Paine's hometown. Several members of the band began playing together in the summer of 2006 in various group combinations in Oklahoma and Colorado. The first show where all five members played together was in Colorado in October 2006 at the Gold Hill Inn, performing as Elephant Revival Concept. After solidifying the group, "Concept" was soon dropped from the name. Elephant Revival's debut, self-titled recording was released in 2008 and produced by David Tiller of Taarka. In summer 2010 Elephant Revival was signed to Ruff Shod Records, an independent label started by Chad Stokes of State Radio and Dispatch. Elephant Revival's second CD Break In the Clouds, also produced by Tiller, was released on November 22, 2010.[3]

Band members[edit]

Bonnie Paine during performance at The Saint, June 2011
Dango Rose with Elephant Revival at The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ, June 2011
Bridget Law with Elephant Revival in Asbury Park, NJ, June 2011


  • 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)
  • Bridget Law (fiddle and vocals).


Discography[edit]

  • Elephant Revival (2008)
  • Break In The Clouds (2010)
  • It's Alive (EP) (2012)
  • These Changing Skies (2013)[4]

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