On Sept. 18 at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present an evening of enchanting folk-roots music from folk quintet Elephant Revival and bluegrass duo Mandolin Orange.
Elephant Revival, a Colorado-based band that has developed a loyal Door County following after multiple appearances at DCA, returns to Fish Creek 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. The band’s prodigious instrumental skill and genre-bending originality make their live performances hum with all the electricity of an old-fashioned tent revival.
Elephant Revival consists of Bonnie Paine (stompboard, washboard, djembe, musical saw), Charlie Rose (pedal steel, banjo, cello, trumpet, trombone), Dango Rose (bass, mandolin, banjo), Daniel Rodriguez (banjo, guitar, vocals) and Bridget Law (fiddle).
Elephant Revival will be joined by Mandolin Orange, a Chapel Hill, North Carolina bluegrass duo that makes “honest music, shot through with coed harmonies, sweeping fiddle, mandolin, and acoustic guitar” (American Songwriter). Together, Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin (mandolin, guitar, banjo) and Emily Frantz (fiddle, guitar) enchant, bringing their deep understanding of traditional music to bear on their own timeless, heart-worn lyrical sensibilities.
Tickets range from $22 to $44. Advance reservations are recommended. For tickets, call 920.868.2728, visit dcauditorium.org or stop by the box office at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek.