They travel in a converted school bus that runs on vegetable oil from their home in Nederland, Colo. Their influences include Woody Guthrie, the Beatles and Bob Dylan. Their sound is a little reggae and a little bluegrass with some Appalachian thrown in. Some describe their earthy sound as transcendental folk, while others call it neo-acoustic. Whatever you want to call it, their music is delivered with the intention of nurturing sustainability and raising eco-awareness among fans.
Formed in 2006, the diverse quintet is a regular fixture in venues across the Rockies--playing in clubs, private residences, theaters and festivals--including Stanley's Sawtooth Music Festival in 2009. Elephant Revival released its sophomore album Break in the Clouds last year, and band member Bonnie Paine recently returned from Ghana, where she was studying African music to add to the band's already varied repertoire.