This week through a friend in Colorado, I learned of a band, Elephant Revival, and I started looking for some music by them.
Unfortunately, they aren’t together anymore, but the band had a unique style from what I’ve seen so far, including the instruments played (cello, upright bass, violin, electric banjo, and washboard). According to a Wikipedia article, they referred to their music style as transcendental folk since it moves across several musical genres, including some Scottish/Celtic influence. They were based in Nederland, Colorado, a beautiful little town I visited in 2012, and want very much to go back to see numerous friends we have there.
In my search, I landed on today’s selection, “Hello You Who,” which appeared on their final studio album, Petals (2016).
The song’s video features a live performance by the band and the theatrical circus group Fractal Tribe, also from Colorado, performing acrobatic moves on stage at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado in 2016. There are a couple more videos from that show; one is their creative cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” and the other, “Have a Cigar” by Pink Floyd.
Elephant Revival is a band I’d like to look into further and hear more of their original music.
Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.
Here’s the video for the song from the Elephant Revival YouTube channel: