Folk music band, Elephant Revival will bring their mastery of the live show to the Grass Valley stage with a mix of banjo, washboard, fiddle, musical saw, guitar and bass at Center for the Arts June 27.
Elephant Revival is a quintet from Colorado producing a sound containing elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alternative country, reggae and folk.
Sage Cook plays the banjo, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, bass and fiddle; Bridget Law plays fiddle and octave fiddle; Bonnie Paine plays the washboard, djembe, musical saw and stomp box; Daniel Rodriguez plays guitar, banjo and bass and Dango Rose plays double-bass, mandolin and banjo.
All five musicians share vocals and write songs. Paine delivers additional beats with foot stomps on plywood in her stocking feet and plays the washboard wearing antique leather gloves.
Indie Acoustic Music Project labeled their sound “progressive edge” when it gave a Best CD of 2011 award for the band’s, “Break In The Clouds,” released on Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records.
The band’s mission is “to close the gap of separation between us through the eternal revelry of song and dance,” said Rose.
In addition to playing songs, Elephant Revival is committed to responsible stewardship of the planet and its inhabitants by working with organizations such as: Conscious Alliance, Calling All Crows, Trees Water & People, and other nonprofit groups supporting humanitarian causes.
The band’s name was chosen out of empathy for a pair of zoo elephants that died when they were separated after living 16 years together.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. June 27 dance show are $15 for members, $18 for non-member and are available in person, online or by phone at the Center’s Box Office, or at BriarPatch Co-op. For information, go to http://thecenterforthearts.org/.