Nashville, TN (January 22, 2021) – Singer/songwriter and co-founder of Elephant Revival, Dango Rose, recently released his EP entitled “Banjo Poems.” You can listen to it HERE!
The six-song EP will feature songs recorded by Dango between 2008 and 2009. Only three hundred copies were printed and handed out to family and friends at the time.
“It is with gratitude and appreciation that I offer these songs to you. Banjo Poems reminds me of a sweet time in life. It was a simpler time, too,” Dango explains. “Most of these pieces were written in the autumn and recorded during the longest night of winter. The banjo, being an heirloom of the Civil War, maintained a sweet spot in between the key of B and C, falling naturally into a 432hz tuning.”
Dango released the first single from the album, “Night Resumes,” on December 18, 2020. It garnered press from the likes of Medium, Rock ‘N’ Load Magazine, Grubs & Grooves, Volatile Weekly, The Mountain Ear, Music Update Central, Skope Magazine and more.
About Dango Rose:
Dango Rose embraces a passion for music as a vital healing influence and spiritual path. He creates and collaborates to support harmony and truth. Born with a poet’s soul and a warrior’s heart, his life’s journey has been one of transformation.
For seventeen years, Dango traveled nationally and internationally in touring bands. In 2006, he co-founded Elephant Revival and spent eleven years performing and recording with this influential outfit that pioneered the genre, Transcendental Folk. Rose penned band favorites like, When I Fall, The Pasture, Jet Lag Blues and others. Since Elephant Revival decided to go on hiatus in May 2018, Dango has taken refuge in the recording studio while focusing upon songwriting collaborations with various artists. Here he melds his background in traditional forms with the more transformational elements of musical craft. As journalist Marc Tonglen explains, “He reminds me of a cross between Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens and Alan Parsons, while remaining deeply embedded in the progressive Indie-Folk scene. His voice is distinctive, words penetrating and his arrangements — on the edge, yet engaging.”
Rose has shared the stage with the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov, The Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff, Mandolin Orange, Blind Pilot, Hiss Golden Messenger, Iron and Wine, The Oh Hellos, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Joan Baez, Ani DiFranco, Sam Bush, Little Feat, Donovan, Amy Helm, Aiofe O’Donovan, Chadwick Stokes, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leftover Salmon, John Oates, Elvis Costello, Yonder Mountain String Band and many more. He was a three-time headliner at Red Rocks with Elephant Revival and performed several headlining shows with The Colorado Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he’s performed at high-profile national festivals, such as Newport Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and more.
Rose released his song entitled Ring Out on September 25, 2020, which featured the A-Side of an old-school A-side/B-Side offering. The second piece, Life’s Too Short, was released on November 13, 2020. His latest single, Night Resumes, was released on December 18, 2020.