Elephant Revival, is returning to do a one-day show in Lyons. On Saturday, August 19, the show starts at 7 p.m
==Frida Clement is the incredible artist who created the show poster for this year’s homecoming performance. There will be 200 signed copies available for purchase.
==The Father Time Drumline is Colorado’s newest high-performance marching percussion group and features some of Denver’s best rudimental drummers (and Dads). These performers cut their teeth drumming with top drum and bugle corps, as well as National touring acts. You may have also seen some of them pumping up fans at home games of all 4 Denver teams.
==Lyons’ Mayama Dance Company — the show will feature their senior girls’ group of dancers at Planet Bluegrass. It’s hard to believe these six next-level dance artists haven’t graduated high school, as they show up, inspire and energize each other to be the best humans they can be.
==Stilt Dancer: Jasmine Dancy is a true creative with talents in many areas of the art world! This show will feature her stilt dancing skills as well as her crafty costuming. She’s no stranger to the stage of Elephant Revival!
==Eric D. Johnson (The Fruit Bats) — see below
==ELEPHANT REVIVAL — see below
a rare solo performance by Eric D. Johnson, The Fruit Bats.
ELEPHANT REVIVAL SAYS: ====From the project’s origins as a vehicle for Johnson’s lo-fi tinkering to the more sonically ambitious work of recent years, Fruit Bats has often showcased love songs where people and locations meld into one. The songs exist in a world where you can travel from one to another, with roads and rivers interweaving between them.====
LINK to 4 minute AUDIO from his new Album “Waking Up In Los Angeles” Nov 2022
Lyrics: Well, we all want a home, metaphorical or real
Some place to make us feel whole
Waking up still dreamin’
And tryin’ to hold on to that feelin’
Oh my god, hold on
But at least you got a reason…
BrooklynVegan describes it as: a charmingly sleepy track with an infectious, harmony-laden hook.
DAVID McINTYRE, Lyons Music Critic:
Eric D. Johnson rarely lingers at one location too long, says the songwriter of the Fruit Bats. Johnson and the Fruit Bats have been around since the late 90’s in one form or the other. Fruit Bats sound has changed over the years, ranging from lo-fi Indie Americana on “Echolocation” to the often disco-influenced sounds of “Gold Past Life”. He often has cited Top 40 radio of the 70’s and 80’s as influences. The latest album titled “A River Running to Your Heart” is simple lyrics with minimal music production and should blend with Elephant Revival well.
Elephant Revival consists of Bonnie Paine (vocals, cello, djembe, washboard and musical saw), Bridget Law (fiddle, vocals), Dango Rose (upright bass, mandolin, vocals), Charlie Rose (banjo, pedal steel, mandolin, vocals) Darren Garvey (drums, percussion, vocals) and Daniel Sproul (guitars, vocals) of Rose Hill Drive. They refer to their style of music as “transcendental folk,” because it transcends several musical categories and incorporates elements of Scottish/Celtic fiddle tunes, original folk pieces, traditional ballads, and indie rock. All members of the band are multi-instrumentalists and contribute vocals and songwriting.
Their show at Planet Bluegrass last summer was my favorite of all the great shows there. They formed in 2006 and have had a few changes over the years, but the ethereal and warm voice of Bonnie Paine is at the front of their music. She shows extreme confidence and leads most of the songs. I hope they do her original “Ring Around the Moon,” and cover Pink Floyd’s “Have a Cigar” — two of my favorites from last year’s show.
Bonnie’s playing of the musical saw is a joy to behold. She plays notes via a bow and explains in a You-Tube video (I recommend) how to hold it, and bend it, and use her thumb to get great sounds from this basic tool.
This band is one of Boulder County’s best by far and this show is not to be missed. There are a few tickets remaining so do yourself a musical favor and come see this incredible band. You will be amazed and totally entertained by them.
LINK to Q&A /and tickets — Be sure to READ THE RULES!!! such as “no tarp run” and size of tarp and seating etc etc. LINK