Following a summer full of festival appearances, Ruff Shod/Nettwork recording artists Elephant Revival start their fall tour with a Sept. 20 show at Vail, Colo.’s Gerald Ford Amphitheater, and cap the month long run with four nights of intimate performances at Colorado venues. Tickets for these dates — Oct. 18 at the Walnut Room, Oct. 19 at the Soiled Dove underground, Oct 20 at Daniel’s Hall at Swallow Hill and Oct. 21 at the Stage Stop in Rollinsville, near Nederland — will be available Tuesday, Aug.
The members of Elephant Revival and video artist Anna Cosper invite the community to share the very first screening of their new video for the song “Go On,” plus a potluck dinner and post-screening jam session hosted by members of Elephant Revival, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Backdoor Theater, 740 Highway 72 N. The event is free, but donations will be accepted.
Following a sold-out festival in 2011, the 11th Annual Northwest String Summit cranks the volume up to 11 as they present the finest acoustic pickers and standout electric bands to commemorate the anniversary of Jerry Garcia's passing (August 9, 1995) at Horning's Hideout in North Plains, OR. Northwest String Summit is happening from August 9 - 12, 2012.
Elephant Revival is releasing a limited edition songbook featuring original artwork from each band member. The color printed hard cover book includes lyrics, chord charts, notations and arrangements for songs off the first two albums as well as ten new songs. The publication is being released in conjunction with three of these songs; "Quill Pen Feather," "Part of a Song"and "Don't Drift Too Far," as a preview for their independent, grass roots, short-running fall release.The songbook will be available for the first time at thei
Suwannee Springfest, held March 22-25 at the beautiful Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Florida was the rainiest, most violently stormy festival I have ever attended, but it was still a great time and the show went on. It rained off and on and then just on until late afternoon Saturday. After lightening struck by our tent and the crescendo of its thunder rang in our ears, the sun did come out in all its glory.
I first heard of Elephant Revival when I met Bridget Law at a fiddle contest five years ago. She had a magnetic personality and played the fiddle with the best of them, so I made sure to look up her band when I got home. The first Elephant song I listened to was "Ring Around the Moon", and it was stuck in my head for days. Since then I have seen them play many times.
I had never seen Elephant Revival before tonight. And sometimes, ignorance is bliss, and the best way to see a live band. Having no expectations or prior convictions of how a show will sound or make you feel is liberating. After all, music is foremost an innate emotional reaction to rhythms, melodies, and lyrics, and when you have no existing mental model, your mind is forced to make one, which, in its synthesis, is one of the best parts of man’s love affair with music.