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Medium Exclusive Premiere: “Life’s Too Short” Dango Rose — The Necessity of Being

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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.

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For seventeen years, he 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.”

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Since Elephant Revival decided to go on hiatus in May 2018, Rose 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. His voice is distinctive, words penetrating and his arrangements — on the edge, yet engaging.

“Ring Out,” the ‘A-side’ of your release. “” You said you returned to a more traditional approach, ” for the songwriting process for the September release. How do you feel the writing style impacts how the listener processes the lyrics message (a call-to-arms for action)?

Also back in September, you said that “” The Civil War was fought over the moral issue of slavery. What do you believe is the major moral issue of 2020?

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Stating that “… ” You believe that everybody wants to be seen and understood. What role does music play in reaching that goal for everyone to be acknowledged and accepted?

” How does “Life’s Too Short,” the ‘B-side’ of your old school style release, cover artwork visually represent this idea?

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How have you been living that idea, , during the pandemic?

Reflecting back on your years with Elephant Revival, how did it influence the solo artist you are today?

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Recording in the Boulder studio with other artists. What recording options are available for those who can’t get in a studio because of the pandemic shut downs?

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You helped found Colorado Public Lands Day with local politicians and environmental conservation agencies. What advice would you give to others who want to start a day like this in their communities?

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” — Bob Nevans. As Thanksgiving approaches, how does this quote focus on your belief that we must all be seen and understood to truly be united?

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