Nederland’s own Elephant Revival hasn’t been around for a while

The last local show the roots quintet played was an E-Town live radio show at the Boulder Theatre on Feb. 12. This radio show will be aired from April 26 to April 30 on local radio stations KGNU, and KBCO, and can be listened to on-line at etown.org.
 Then the band went on a whirlwind tour, in its reformed church bus, that involved 19 gigs and ranged all the way from the Swanee Spring Festival in Florida to North Carolina, to Nashville, to Michigan to Chicago to Minneapolis, to back home in Nederland.
On Friday, April 27, at 9 p.m., at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax
Ave, Elephant Revival will play its last local show before embarking on a whirlwind national tour which includes prestigious summer music festivals across the country.
 The ages 16-and-up show at the Ogden will also feature guest performers
Chad Stokes of Dispatch & State Radio. Lakota drum group the Plenty Wolf Singers and aerial silk artists MaQi, Jill and Piper will also perform.
 “We’ve also been spending a lot of time in the recording studio finishing 10 songs,” said stand-up base player, Dan (Dango) Rose. Five of these songs will be released on June 2 with an’Elephant Revival song book which will have the lyrics and chords of all of the band’s songs on their two already released CDs and the 10 songs that will be on their next CD. The song book will also have original art by band members and friends of the band, said Rose.
 In partnership with a Conscious Alliance “Art that Feeds” Program, the band
will give away limited edition show posters in exchange for non-perishable food donations. Elephant Revival also is participating in the Feinstein Challenge $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger. For more information about the “Art That Feeds” food drive and Feinstein Challenge, click consciousalliance.org/2012/01/elephant-revival- 2/.
 Elephant Revival is Bonnie Paine, vocals, washboard, djembe and musical
saw; Sage Cook, electric banjo/guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, viola
and vocals; Dango Rose, double-bass, mandolin, banjo and vocals; Daniel
Rodriguez, acoustic guitar, electric banjo/guitar and vocals; and Bridget
Law, fiddle and vocals.
 Tickets are $23 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets, call
303-832-1874 or 888-929-7849 or click elephantrevival.inticketing.com/events/186799.

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