Dango Rose Releases Single "On The Road" Feb. 25

Article Contributed by McGuckin Enter… | Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Dango Rose will releases a new single “On The Road” (Feb. 25, 2022) as part of a series of EP releases The Forgotten Years: Vol. 1- III which he penned while on the road, during the final years of Elephant Revival between 2016 - 2018. Vol. III is slated to be released on May 18.

On the Road began at a music store in Bozeman Montana while on the road with Elephant Revival. Dango grabbed an open back banjo off the wall and began strumming a couple of simple chords that quickly vamped into a group sing chorus – “Yeah, We’re headed on the road – love.”

Dango says, “There’s a freedom that occurs when you get on the bus, the same kind of freedom that Keesey and Kerouac describe from a bygone era. Yet, I have come to understand that this freedom is not for free. I believe that this song speaks to that, when taking into consideration what we musicians do into a broader cultural, political and environmental context.”

Dango Rose multi-instrumentalist and songwriter embraces a passion for music as a vital healing influence and spiritual path. He creates and collaborates to support harmony and truth. Born with a poet’s soul and a warrior’s heart his life’s journey has been one of transformation. For seventeen years, Dango traveled nationally and internationally in touring bands. In 2006, he co-founded Elephant Revival and spent eleven years performing and recording with this influential outfit that pioneered the genre, “Transcendental Folk.” Rose penned band favorites like, “When I Fall”, “The Pasture”, “Jet Lag Blues” and others. Since Elephant Revival decided to go on hiatus in May 2018, Dango has taken refuge in the recording studio while focusing upon songwriting collaborations with various artists.  Here he melds his background in traditional forms with the more transformational elements of musical craft.  As journalist Marc Tonglen explains, “He reminds me of a cross between Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens and Alan Parsons, while remaining deeply embedded in the progressive Indie-Folk scene.  His voice is distinctive, words penetrating and his arrangements— on the edge, yet engaging.