That rarified Rocky Mountain air around Nederland, CO has produced some exceptional emerging talent through the years and Elephant Revival carries that notion forward. The music of this young, down-to-earth mostly acoustic quintet of three guys and two gals reveals hidden treasures deep within a vast repertoire of original material and a few carefully selected traditionals. In one show, Elephant Revival can be seen delving into Scottish/Celtic fiddle tunes, original folk pieces, traditional ballads, psychedelic country, indie rock, powerful reggae grooves, 40s/50s jazz standards and an occasional hip-hop beat amongst other styles. Some have dubbed it “neo-transcendental folk” but that moniker just underscores that they can’t be pinned into one corner of the American music spectrum. The band consists of Bonnie Paine (vocals, washboard, djembe, musical saw), Sage Cook (electric banjo/guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, viola, vocals), Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo, vocals), Daniel Rodriguez (acoustic guitar, electric banjo/guitar vocals) and Bridget Law (fiddle and vocals). We haven’t been as taken with a voice like Bonnie’s since Aimee Curl’s of ThaMuseMeant – it resonates simultaneously as alluringly beautiful, eerily haunting., and completely captivating. Elaborating on Elephant Revival's live shows, independent film director Mike Eberle explains, "When I hear Elephant Revival I am struck by my inability to define it. I am forced to confront the music as it is, connecting to it with a virgin spirit of mind. Consequently it feels like I am experiencing music and all its joys for the very first time."