By Kory Thibeault //
San Francisco is engrossing. Go out on any given night and the energy here is palpable, one reason so many people call San Francisco home. With every neighborhood brimming with world class entertainment, why should one ever leave? The Mystic Theatre, that’s why.
Nestled in downtown Petaluma, the Mystic Theatre invites some exceptionally talented musicians to their stage. For those looking to break routine, I highly recommend the beautiful drive through Marin and dropping by Lagunitas for a few pints before the show. Especially when that show is Elephant Revival, who recently graced Petaluma with their presence.
The sidewalk in front of the Mystic bustled with patrons waiting eagerly for the sold out show. The crowd was diverse, but everyone in attendance seemed to revel the night’s music. Elephant Revival, a string outfit hailing from Colorado, seem to be picking up steam. Their harmonies are pitch perfect and soothing, yet every song is driven by the rattle of the washboard, giving them their unique sound that keeps everyone coming back for more. The night included a personal favorite “What’s That?”, crowd favorite “Sing to the Mountain”, and the appropriately placed encore “Ring Around the Moon” — all and all, a beautiful night in Petaluma.