Paper Bird & Elephant Revival @ Boulder Theater

Paper Bird - photos by Sam Holloway- for the Grateful Web

Paper Bird is best understood not by a description of their music (which you could call ragtime, jazz, modern folk or Americana), but by a rundown of their unique instrumentation: 3 Female Vocals on a bouncing bed of Banjo, Trombone, Upright Bass and Guitar. Paper Bird has been called "black and white twentieth century America at its best" (Syntax Magazine), "a musical manifestation of the roots and philosophy that Coloradans share" (Boulder Weekly), and "a more beguiling Jolie Holland with the sublime, mellifluous, old-timey harmonies of the Chordettes" (Westword).

Elephant Revival is a soulful, seductive quiver of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists that reign from points all across America. Since Oct 06' Elephant Revival have herded in a greatly applauded neo-acoustic gyptic revival at festivals, theaters, clubs and house concerts. The Revival plays entirely original music with a few carefully chosen traditionals and eclectic cover tunes but their precise genre is hard to pin down. As independent film director Mikey Eberle elaborates, "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."

Friday, February 6

Tickets are on sale now at The Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone.

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