Wintergrass 2014 Performers-Elephant Revival

Elephant Revival is another great band from Colorado. They all share vocals and write songs. An Americana band bringing with roots of gypsy,rock,Celtic, alt-country and folk forming their own sound.

The Indie Acoustic Music Project simply labeled their sound “progressive edge.” At least, that’s the category in which it placed the band when it gave their Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records release, BREAK IN THE CLOUDS, a best CD of 2011 award. It’s as good a label as any to convey what Rose has described as their mission: “to close the gap of separation between us through the eternal revelry of song and dance.”band234

Elephant Revival also shares a commitment to responsible stewardship of the planet and its inhabitants, working with organizations such as the Conscious Alliance, Calling All Crows, Trees Water & People, and other nonprofits supporting humanitarian causes. Their very name was chosen out of empathy for a pair of zoo pachyderms who, upon being separated after 16 years, died on the same day. The band related that heart-rending story during their April 2012 debut on fellow Coloradoans Nick & Helen Forster’s internationally syndicated “eTown” radio show – like Elephant Revival, a blend of music and social consciousness.

Sitting in the audience during their performance, one music blogger was moved to write, “Elephant Revival serenaded the crowd with arabesque melodies, harmonies and rhythms that braided and coiled into a sublime aural tapestry. Their instrumental dynamics, verse, and even the harrowing story that inspired their appellation, invoked the majesty, mystery and sorrow of Mother Earth.”

Campout for the Cause festival organizers put it this way in an affectionate shoutout on their Facebook page. “We love Elephant Revival so much,” they wrote, “not just for their incredible music and conscious lyrics, but for their commitment to living up to the standards they set forth and setting positive examples.”

It’s a paradigm worth spreading, and that’s what Elephant Revival members intend to continue doing as they carry their music around the world, speaking one song at a time. Sage Cook (banjo, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, bass and fiddle); Bridget Law (fiddle, octave fiddle); Bonnie Paine (washboard, djembe, musical saw, stompbox); Daniel Rodriguez (guitar, banjo, bass); and Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo).

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Wintergrass 2014 Performers -Downtown Mountain Boys

Wintergrass 2014 performers the Downtown Mountain Boys will be performing as part of the Cashmere Community Concert series on October 19th,2013.

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Written By Cindy Jackson

Prepare for some serious bluegrass to blow the doors off the Cashmere Community Concerts, Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm with the Pacific Northwest’s (PNW) most exciting and accomplished bluegrass band, the DownTown Mountain Boys.  These bluegrass veterans and recording artists of the PNW music scene are wizards when it comes to picking with a firepower that will scorch your bluegrass ears!  “Their repertoire spans the best loved standards to their own high powered originals”, with their original material rooted deep in the traditions of the bluegrass genre.  The band members are highly regarded as top teachers, session musicians and musicologists, or in other words, the cream of the bluegrass crop.   They have been seen for years with such popular Northwest bands as Ranch Romance, Rural Delivery, Rainy Pass, and Who’s Driving?, along with many others throughout the years.  This will be an evening of serious chops wrapped in bluegrass fun all the way.

Paul Elliott on fiddle is smooth and powerful.  Paul is a much-in-demand session fiddler and showcases his talents in several Northwest area bands.

Terrence Enyeart, a mainstay of traditional bluegrass in his home area is an accomplished bass and mandolin player, plus he is a great lead singer and songwriter.  His background includes stints in “Rural Delivery” and “Brother’s Keeper.”

David Keenan, is a powerhouse picker on banjo, mandolin, guitar and other instruments, and is also a singer and songwriter.  A professional entertainer with numerous bands over the years, David brings a great sense of humor to the band and his on-stage work is entertaining and fun.

Don Share on guitar is a class act all the way.  His guitar pickin’ is “clean and decent” as is his vocal work.

Tom Moran on mandolin is strong and steady, a total complement to the sound of the band.

This music event is brought to you by the good folks of the Cashmere Community Concerts, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide live, affordable, high quality entertainment to the Wenatchee Valley. A cover charge of $3.00 per person at the door will help to cover expenses. Refreshments are provided.

The musicians will be paid by a onetime Hat Pass; a suggested donation of $8 to $11 per person will be greatly appreciated. Located at the Riverside Center; 201 Riverside Drive Cashmere, WA. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For more information call Marie (509) 548-1230 or Chuck (509) 548-8663. The Cashmere Community Concerts series can also be found on the web at http://www.cashmereconcerts.com.

 

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