Simplicity is the final achievement.
— Frédéric Chopin

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 has traveled the United States of America in touring bands.  In 2006 he founded Elephant Revival and spent eleven years performing and recording with this influential outfit that pioneered the genre “transcendental folk.” Since Elephant Revival decided to go on hiatus in May 2018, Dango has taken refuge in the recording studio. Here he melds his background in traditional forms (folk, R&B, old-time, bluegrass, jazz, world, blues) with more transformational elements of musical craft. As front range journalist Marc Tonglen explains, “He reminds me of a cross between Leonard Cohen and Alan Parsons, yet he’s deeply embedded in the progressive indie-folk scene. For better or worse, his voice is distinctive, and his arrangements — fresh and biting.”

Recently, Dango has founded the Elephant Collective. The EC is a production house, artist development agency and conscious media platform focused on career growth for musicians.  Built around a community of like-minded artists, the driving intention behind the collective is that music is a transformational force for good in the world, one that unites us in a way that no other medium can.  


For thirteen years Dango has been recording his songs and compositions.  In 2019, Rose will be releasing one song each month into the world.  Also on tap this year, Rose will be launching The Dango Rose Project and the performance wing of The Elephant Collective, focusing on songwriters’ showcases and the curation of all-star bands.

Photo Credit: Lisa Siciliano