Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Elephant Revival, the transcendental folk quintet from Colorado, returns to DCA with its vast repertoire of original folk pieces, traditional-style ballads, Celtic fiddle tunes, psychedelic country, indie rock, powerful reggae grooves, 1940s jazz standards, and an occasional hip-hop beat. Together, Elephant Revival creates “a unique and appealing modern acoustic sound simultaneously soaked in all manner of tradition” (Marquee Magazine). Elephant Revival will be joined at DCA by Mandolin Orange, a North Carolina bluegrass duo who make “honest music, shot through with coed harmonies, sweeping fiddle, mandolin, and acoustic guitar” (American Songwriter). Together, Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz enchant, bringing their deep understanding of traditional music to bear on their own timeless, heart-worn lyrical sensibilities.