There’s no wonder why Elephant Revival, a Nederland originated band with five members all displaying various musical talents, were asked to play a two-night set at the Aggie Theater this coming Thursday and Friday.
Elephant Revival’s sounds are a thorough mixture of rock, folk washboard tunes and a “woven tapestry of powerful voices and diverse instrumentation that invite the listener into a harmonic journey…. through the eternal revelry of song and dance” according to their double-bass, mandolin and banjo player, Dango Rose.
“Doing what is best for the music in order to serve the song,” Rose said. “We are dedicated to trying our best to weave tapestries that are pleasant to the ears.”
Alex Covino, a fan of Elephant Revival since the beginning of their start about seven and half years ago, said ‘Go On’ and ‘Ring Around the Moon’ are her favorites.
“When I first started going to their shows, I never really was introduced to the hippie culture. After a couple of their performances, I loved it and started embracing it. Expect to see really good live music!”
Elephant Revival doesn’t only play music for a living, they give back to the community by supporting organizations to help the environment and other humanitarian projects.
As a green community here in Fort Collins, Elephant Revival fits right in. Playing over a dozen times here, Rose said “it’s like a homecoming to us…we love Fort Collins.”
Elephant Revival came up with such a powerful band name because “two elephants that had lived together at The Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago for 16 years were separated by zookeepers in May 2005 because The Salt Lake City Zoo requested an elephant. Within days of their separation, both elephants died. It was a call to arms, a gathering of the tribes if you will — honoring the tribal nature of these specific elephants while also honoring our collective human family through the expression of shared music and art of all forms.”
Brittany Jackson, an Elephant Revival fan since she saw them play the graduation concert at the Lory Student Center last year, loves the band and is excited to see them again.
“Their relation to the audience and homey feel made me into them. The violinist hugged one of my friends in between songs and I thought that was really sweet. The members seem really down to earth.”
Collegian entertainment staff writer Makaela Bamonti can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.