Stateside Presents

ELEPHANT REVIVAL

ELEPHANT REVIVAL

RUN BOY RUN

Sun, April 14, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Rhythm Room

Phoenix, AZ

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

ELEPHANT REVIVAL
ELEPHANT REVIVAL
ELEPHANT REVIVAL: FOLK INFLUENCES AND SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS CHURN UP 'A UNIQUE OLIO' OF JOYFUL NOISE

"Where words fail … music speaks."

That simple line atop Elephant Revival's Facebook page contains only five words, but reveals volumes about the band's reason for being. Music unites us in ways that no other medium can. Even when we don't understand one another's languages — we can be moved by a rhythm, soothed by a song. Brought together by a unified sense of purpose — the spirit of five souls working as one, in harmony, creating sounds they could never produce alone.

The five souls in Elephant Revival are 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). All share vocals and write songs. Paine delivers additional beats via footstomps on plywood, her stockinged feet doing near jigs as her hands, encased in antique leather gloves, rub silver nickel against corrugated metal.

This Nederland, Colo., quintet are, needless to say, quite a sight to experience — especially when they fall into the pocket of a groove containing elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alt-country and folk.

The Indie Acoustic Project simply labels 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."

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 Coloradoan Nick 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.

Booking: Josh Brinkman, Monterey International, josh@montereyinternational.net

Management: John Joy, john@redunderground.com

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RUN BOY RUN
RUN BOY RUN
Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest winner and Prairie Home Companion guest, Run Boy Run offer a mix of contemporary bluegrass, Appalachian and Irish folk characterized by gorgeous harmonies and deft musicianship. They are often compared to the likes of Alison Krauss & Union Station, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, and Elephant Revival. The all-acoustic quintet released their full-length debut, So Sang The Whippoorwill, in March 2013 to regional and national acclaim.

Selected Press:

“Hot instruments and beautiful, sweet harmony singing… When I hear Run Boy Run, it all comes back to me, why I started doing that show back then. I hope they go on forever.” – Garrison Keillor – A Prairie Home Companion, NPR

“One of the top ten Arizona bands to hear now” – Paste

“Run Boy Run is officially one of southern Arizona hottest young acts.” -Tucson Weekly

“The most musical show of the four-day Country Thunder festival” – Arizona Daily Star
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/