The Real Deal Music Review: Elephant Revival – Petals

petals_cover_webBy Brian Rill

Petals as an anthology is a testament to travelers, who after returning from a long pilgrimage are stunned by the difference time has caused to familiar surroundings and begin asking aloud, “Hello who’s there?” They implore, “Has anything changed, or are we all still the same?” Indeed much is new with the maturity that comes after a long journey. The addition of steel guitar and cello adds to Elephant Revival’s lineup. This is the fourth studio album, with Bonnie Paine on washboard, cello, musical saw and stomp box; Bridget Law on fiddle; Charlie Rose on pedal steel, banjo, upright bass and guitar; Dango Rose on upright bass and mandolin; and Daniel Rodriguez on lead vocals, guitar and percussion.

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