Elephant Revival cancels Belly Up Aspen show, WinterWonderGrass in Steamboat one of its last shows
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Elephant Revival, the Nederland-based group known for their mystical harmonies, has announced it will be taking a hiatus after a few festival appearances and a Red Rock performance on May 20.
The band also announced 18 concerts between January and May 2018 are cancelled.
“Family matters,” according to a group statement.
Members of the group have also been involved in advocating for environmental sustainability and public lands and have made numerous appearances in Steamboat Springs, including at Strings Music Pavilion and the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square, and they were one of the main headliners for the 2017 WinterWonderGrass Festival.
The group is comprised of Bonnie Paine on washboard, djembe, musical saw and stompbox; Bridget Law on fiddle and octave fiddle; Charlie Rose on banjo, pedal steel, guitar, horns, cello and double bass; Dango Rose on double bass, mandolin and banjo; Daniel Rodriguez on guitar, banjo and double bass; and Darren Garvey on percussion.
“The Colorado songwriters have used music to unite us in ways that no other medium can,” said Christian Hee, United Interests PR marketing manager representing Elephant Revival.
The group worked with numerous organizations to promote sustainability and environmental stewardship over the years, which culminated in their own project, Trail Revival, which works in conjunction with the state of Colorado to clean up and restore trails within the state’s public lands.
The band’s environmental work will continue with their next Trail Revival event planned for May 19 during the second annual Colorado Public Lands Day and in conjunction with Elephant Revival’s Red Rocks performance on May 20 with Blind Pilot and Hiss Golden Messenger.
When contacted about the hiatus, the band’s PR agency said members did not want to provide further comment.
Feb. 22 and 23 | Steamboat | WinterWonderGrass
April 8 | Tahoe, California | WinterWonderGrass
April 28 | Wilkesboro, North Carolina | MerleFest
May 20 | Morrison | Red Rocks with Blind Pilot and Hiss Golden Messenger
Jan. 31 | Boise, Idaho | Knitting Factory
Feb. 1 | Portland , Oregon | Wonder Ballroom
Feb. 2 | Eugene, Oregon | WOW Hall
Feb. 3 | Seattle, Washington | The Showbox
Feb. 4 | Vancouver, British Columbia | Imperial
Feb. 7 | Bozeman, Montana | The Emerson
Feb. 8 | Missoula, Montana | The Wilma
Feb. 9 | Jackson, Wyoming | Pink Garter Theatre
Feb. 10 | Park City, Utah | Park City Live
Marcah 21-22 | Crested Butte | Center For The Arts
March 23-24 | Aspen | Belly Up
April 5 | Santa Cruz, California | The Catalyst
April 6 | San Francisco, California | Great American Music Hall
April 11 | Los Angeles, California | Troubadour
April 12 | Solana Beach, California | Belly Up
April 13 | Tucson, Arizona | The Rialto Theatre
April 14 | Flagstaff, Arizona | The Orpheum Theater
May 24-27 | Cumberland, Maryland | DelFest
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