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 nationally and internationally 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.” 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 and his emerging record label. Here he melds his background in traditional forms (Folk, R&B, Old-Time, Bluegrass, Jazz, World, Blues and Fusion) with the transformational elements of musical craft. As journalist Marc Tonglen explains, “He reminds me of a cross between Leonard Cohen and Alan Parsons, and remains deeply embedded in the progressive Indie-Folk scene. His voice is distinctive, words penetrating and his arrangements— on the edge, yet engaging.”
In 2019, Rose plans to release his original songs into the world. Also on tap this year, Rose will be launching The Dango Rose Project as part of the performance wing of Elephant Collective, which also focuses on songwriter showcases and the curation of all-star bands.