Elephant Revival headed to Stuart’s Opera House May 10

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Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio welcomes Elephant Revival for a performance slated for Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

This Nederland, Colorado quintet are, needless to say, quite a sight to experience — especially when they fall into the pocket of a groove containing elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alt-country and folk.

Members of Elephant Revival include Bridget Law (fiddle, octave fiddle); Bonnie Paine (washboard, djembe, musical saw, stompbox); Daniel Rodriguez (guitar, banjo, bass); Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo); and Charlie Rose (banjo, pedal steel, guitar, horns, cello, double bass). All share vocals and write songs. Paine delivers additional beats via and footstomps on plywood, her stockinged feet doing near jigs as her hands, encased in antique leather gloves, rub silver nickel against corrugated metal.

Elephant Revival also shares a commitment to responsible stewardship of the planet and its inhabitants, working with organizations such as the Conscious Alliance, Calling All Crows, Trees Water & People, and other nonprofits supporting humanitarian causes.

Released in April 2016, their newest album “Petals” maintains its roots in American and Celtic songcraft, but the band achieves a compositional maturity that, in moments, can evoke the modern classical ensemble. Eclecticism, though a key feature of their sound, has never been the point. For these multi-instrumentalists, these singers and writers, sound and song serve one another: the play between instrumentation, composition, emotion and restraint is an organic unfolding. “Petals” was produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Langhorne Slim) mixed by Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse, Josh Ritter) and recorded at the Great North Sound Society in Parsonsfield, ME and The Studio at eTown Hall in Boulder, CO.

Dead Horses, based out of Wisconsin, will open for Elephant Revival. Raised on Bible hymns by her preacher father, Dead Horses front woman Sarah Vos’ backstory sounds more like that of an old bluesman from the Mississippi Delta than a young folk singer from Wisconsin. But despite their youth, the Milwaukee-based Americana trio has crafted a timeless sound, informed as much by modern folk as it is by the classics. Vos’ gospel, living free and unapologetically, is supported with conviction by Peter Raboin on mandolin and guitar, and Daniel Wolff on double bass.

Tickets are on sale now! Reserved seats are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and box seats are sold out. For tickets and more information, visit or call (740) 753-1924.