The five talented souls that make-up Colorado’s beloved folk band are going on hiatus following their upcoming May performance at Red Rocks.
Formed in 2006, the Nederland based band rocked the local and national music scene with a transcendental folk sound that incorporates the elements of Scotish fiddles, traditional folk, bluegrass and indie rock. Members Charlie Rose, Dango Rose, Daniel Rodriguez, Bonnie Paine and Bridget Law (who announced her departure from touring with the band last year) are all multi-instrumental — weaving the sounds of the trumpet, trombone, washboard, guitar, banjo and fiddle into their music — to name a few.
— Elephant Revival (@ElephantRevival) February 9, 2018
Petals, an album that tackled loss, rebirth, time and memory over the span of 11 songs is the band’s most recent compilation. Released in 2016, Petals came shortly after the departure of founding member Sage Cook. Soon after, fiddler and vocalist Bridget Law announced her retirement from touring with Elephant Revival. Now, due to family matters, Elephant Revival has canceled much of their 2018 line up, according to band representative Christian Hee. According to Hee, the band’s environmental work will continue with their next Trail Revival event happening around the second annual Colorado Public Lands Day on May 19.
We reached out to the band for comment, but this statement is all that they are willing to release at this time. The news is unfortunate for all of those who have followed, cheered on and loved this local band. Below is a list of remaining shows and a full list of canceled concerts:
February 22 – 23 | Steamboat, Colorado | WinterWonderGrass
April 8 | Tahoe, California | WinterWonderGrass
April 28 | Wilkesboro, North Carolina | MerleFest
May 20 | Morrison, Colorado | Red Rocks with Blind Pilot and Hiss Golden Messenger
February 9 | Jackson, Wyoming | Pink Garter Theatre
February 10 | Park City, Utah | Park City Live
Mar 21-22 | Crested Butte, Colorado | Center For The Arts
Mar 23-24 | Aspen, Colorado | Belly Up
Apr 5 | Santa Cruz, California | The Catalyst
Apr 6 | San Francisco, California | Great American Music Hall
Apr 11 | Los Angeles, California | Troubadour
Apr 12 | Solana Beach, California | Belly Up
Apr 13 | Tucson, Arizona | The Rialto Theatre
Apr 14 | Flagstaff, Arizona | The Orpheum Theater
May 24-27 | Cumberland, Maryland | DelFest