Aaron Davis has sustained the fortitude of a musician-outdoorsman’s life in one of the wildest places on Earth for over a decade. The greater Yellowstone ecosystem that encompasses Jackson Hole is the largest tract of protected wilderness in the Lower 48, and the opportunity to create while also connecting with the outdoors was an unforeseen path for the Kentucky native. Aaron is now an award-winning songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, studio engineer & producer, booking agent, journalist, co-founder of Screen Door Porch and The WYOMericana Caravan Tour, and founder of Boondocks, AD & The Mystery Machine, and Songwriter’s Alley. From his “greasy slide guitar” (Rootstime, Belgium) in the country-blues vein to grooving poetic tunes, the “truly phenomenal songwriter” (About.com) swings from folk and gypsy-grass to country-blues and Rock N Roll—a lover of the energy harvested from both acoustic and electric sounds. This has led him to festival, theater and club stages across the country as well as private events and weddings around Jackson Hole when he’s not on the road.
Aaron also manages his own Three Hearted Studio in Hoback, Wyoming, where musicians from around the region come to record demos, full-length albums, voice-overs, podcasts and more in a countryside cabin setting. His network of talented players combined with his experience working in Austin, Texas with top notch engineers and studio musicians has allowed him cultivate a natural, supportive environment for artists to thrive in their studio performances.
Aaron has released eight albums since 2005 with various projects, including four studio albums with Screen Door Porch, which also features his talented wife and songstress 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. Modern Settler (2015) represents a lyrical return to Wyoming landscapes and it’s mythical characters and was voted #1 Album of 2015 by Wyoming Public Radio listeners. Pay it Forward (2017) features some of the quartet’s most focused songwriting and the introduction of new instrumentation.
Screen Door Porch has been fortunate to share bills with some of their heroes—Buddy Guy, Sam Bush, Steve Earle, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Justin Townes Earle, The Mother Hips, Malcolm Holcombe and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, while Aaron has opened for Willie Nelson, Wilco, James McMurtry, Reckless Kelly, and Yonder Mountain String Band.
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).