Tuesday, April 6, 2010

colorado came to visit

I've been excited to get out and enjoy the local music scene in Portland and finally went to a concert last weekend. Ironically, I went to see a band from Colorado I discovered last fall and am in LOVE with. I mentioned Elephant Revival in an earlier post, but didn't even have my camera with me at the last concert, so I wanted to finally share some of their sound.
I stepped into a unique venue, an old funeral home on SE Milwaukie, for this one and found a friendly atmosphere. With a glass of wine in my hand, I sat on a couch chatting until Bill Nershi took the stage. For those of you that don't know, "the nersh" is the founder of The String Cheese Incident", another great CO band. He played so much great music, I almost forgot there was still a band coming out until Bonnie joined him on stage with the washboard.

After a few more random collaborations, including Bridget joining in with her fiddle, the whole band finally took the stage and played a TON of music, including s couple songs from their new CD, which will be released in Colorado next month. Here are a couple highlights:

Just when it seemed like the concert would be over and the wee hours of the morning were sneaking in, Bill Nershi took the stage with the whole band and played a few more songs.

It was a great concert. Amazing music. Fun venue. Dancing people. I love Elephant Revival. They groove together on the stage, swap several instruments, take turns singing and create awesome music. Consider checking them out! Find their upcoming shows on their website.

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