This September there will be another chance to hear the popular band Elephant Revival. Sue DuMond, who organizes the Home on the Grange concert series, has invited them back to round up the summer music.
There is also a more festive reason for the date of the concert. DuMond turns 50 this month and notes that she is not the only one, “I don’t know if you’ve noticed but we have a lot of Virgos on the island,” she said. The event is therefor billed as “Virgo Birthday Bash with Elephant Revival.”
It is not reserved for islanders with birthdays, however, everyone is invited to come enjoy the band that has previously played to packed audiences on lopez.
The band play a blend of an emerging new musical genre called Transcendental Folk. The quintet experiment with 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. There is, in short, something for everyone.
The musicians in the group are 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).
The concert takes place on Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Woodmen Hall. Tickets are available at the door and are $10.