Aaron Davis is an award-winning singer-songwriter, journalist, multi-instrumentalist, and frontman for Screen Door Porch and Boondocks. As a solo performer, he often calls on Jackson Hole’s unexpectedly rich pool of musical talent, rotating them through AD & The Mystery Machine—the unpredictable train that can and will. He also founded and continues to hosts a weekly songwriter-focused open stage, Songwriter’s Alley, Wednesdays at Haydens Post in Snow King Resort.
Aaron has released seven albums since 2005 with various projects, though none as fruitful as the three studio releases with Screen Door Porch, which also features his talented wife, Seadar Rose. The first two Screen Door Porch albums—Screen Door Porch (2010) and The Fate & The Fruit (2012)—were internationally recognized in a combined eight “Best Albums of the Year” lists while hovering in the Top 25 of the Euro-Americana Chart and Top 30 of the Roots Music Report Roots-Rock Chart. The band quickly became one of the most recognized acts in the region, performing on national festival stages like South by Southwest and Treefort Music Fest while earning high-profile support slots for world class acts and headlining smaller scale festivals. The band has also been fortunate to share bills with some of their favorite artists—Buddy Guy, Sam Bush, Steve Earle, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Justin Townes Earle, and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. 2015 release, Modern Settler, represents a lyrical return to Wyoming landscapes and it’s mythical characters.
As a freelance journalist and photographer—notably as the weekly music columnist for Planet Jackson Hole since 2005—Aaron has been fortunate to interview and photograph some of the greatest artists of our time in Taj Mahal, Dr. John, Bela Fleck, Maceo Parker, Del McCoury, Michael Franti, John Perry Barlow, Mickey Hart, Warren Haynes, Robert Cray, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, Buddy Guy, Ruthie Foster, Grace Potter, and scores of colorful local bands. In addition to writing about music, Aaron has contributed several cover stories, news pieces, travel narratives, and photo essays as well as reviews of albums, concerts and movies. Jackson Hole Review, The Oregonian, The Business Journal, Jambase.com, Libertarian Party News, The Statesman Journal, and Cascade Policy Institute have also published his pieces.
AaronDavisMusic.com functions as the home to Jackson Hole Music Blog as well as Aaron’s musical endeavors outside of Screen Door Porch (ScreenDoorPorch.com).