Elephant Revival to play two dates in Ireland, 28-9 Jan. 2014
Thanks to Loudon Temple of the UK Brookfield Knights agency for the news that two of the acts on their artists roster, Elephant Revival (USA; above) and Pharis & Jason Romero (CAN), are included in a very prestigious Top Ten list of Best Folk & Americana Albums of 2013. The Romeros, unfortunately, will not be in these islands in 2014, but in late January Elephant Revival will take part in the big Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. They will then play two dates in Ireland and three in England before going home.
The Top Ten list cited above says of Elephant Revival: 'This troupe of remarkably dexterous multi-instrumentalists delivered some of the most creative and lyrically beautiful string band music this year.' They consist of Sage Cook (banjo, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, bass, 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 sing and write songs. Elephant Revival's dates in Ireland are:
Tues. 28th: Clonmel World Music, Raheen House Hotel, Co. Tipperary
Wed. 29th: Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford city