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Concert Review: Jackie Greene + Anders Osborne + Hayes Carll

Posted on Jan 17, 2017

Greene_Osborne_Carll_byAaronDavis5It takes a fair amount of gumption to perform outside of the so-called comfort zone musicians build within their main performance outlets. Jackie Green, Anders Osborne, and Hayes Carll ditched their bands and grabbed acoustic guitars for a sit down evening of old fashioned tune trading at the Center Theater on Sunday.

For Greene and Osborne—two new friends that are gifted as both singer-songwriters and guitarists—impromptu “jamming” is second nature and I’ve witnessed each thrive on that ball of energy as much as writing a powerful song. They’ve each shared experiences with Phil Lesh & Friends in recent years and each play in loud, improvisational rock bands. It was great to see a number of those rock tunes stripped down to the raw core from these two.

Hayes Carll sounded like the refined writer he is, a painter with words as his raw material. After Carll made light of the juxtaposition between him and the other two, the joke recycled throughout

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Veteran DJ Mark Farina at Garter, Cure for the Common + horns, Screen Door Porch + Head for the Hills, Nicki Bluhm joins Lucas Nelson

Posted on Dec 28, 2016

(a majority of this piece was published by Planet Jackson Hole)

Mark Farina: creator of Mushroom Jazz

Mark Farina: creator of Mushroom Jazz

There’s acid jazz, cool jazz, big band jazz and then there’s mushroom jazz—a psychedelic-minded electronic music subgenre mixing jazz, house and hip-hop nearly singlehandedly designed by DJ and producer Mark Farina in the early 90s. The term was coined from his twenty-five year, eight-volume Mushroom Jazz series of albums. Originally released on cassette in 1992 with a modest fifty copies, the latest compilation dropped this year to a worldwide audience.

It has turned the heads of old fogies, indie-leaning hipsters, hippies and jazz purists while penetrating a club scene shaped by aggressive drums n’ bass and uptempo house music. All the while, Farina has existed in two types of rooms—mushroom jazz and a jazzy Chicago-meets-San Fran house style that caters to the uptempo revelers, Farina will drop his

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Three Hearted Recording Studio in Hoback

Posted on Nov 27, 2016

View from Three Hearted Studio

View from Three Hearted Studio

It’s long been a dream of mine to have a dedicated recording space. With our recent move to a 6-acre property in Hoback just south of Jackson Hole, I’m proud to introduce Three Hearted Studio. The last two months have been a whirlwind of upgrades to the space as well as recording hardware. I want to offer an affordable recording service for local and regional musicians to record demos, full-length albums, voice-overs, and podcasts in a countryside cabin setting.

threeheartedstudioMy experiences recording eight studio albums of my own have all been different in scope, though none more impressionable than Screen Door Porch’s studio sessions in Austin and I want to cultivate that vibe here in the Tetons. Three Hearted Studio is a cozy and supportive space for artists to thrive in their performances. Whether you are a full band making an album or a solo act looking to add textures to your songs utilizing the super network of local players, it’s a Three Hearted process — my heart, your heart, and the third heart of enigmatic truth that only music can unmask.

scoutcabinwinterThe studio is also located between three legendary rivers (the Snake, the Hoback, and the Greys), the vortex of three mountain ranges (Wyoming Range, Gros Ventre River Range, Tetons), and nestled in Bridger-Teton National Forest where the nearest road to the southeast is 70 miles. Take a hike or nordic ski in between sessions!

– Engineering (multi-track recording, live recording, mixing)
– Producing
– Studio musician resource/mediary
– Songwriting/arranging

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Into the lesson well: Teton Co. Music Lessons & Teachers

Posted on Nov 27, 2016


There’s no better time than Now to take up a new instrument or seek additional instruction on your current instrument. Advances in brain studies point out that active engagement with music influences other development, especially with children and young adults. Whether you’ve been awakened by an inspirational piece of music, looking for a challenge, or aiming to maximize self-expression, there are local resources to take advantage of. The fringe benefit of having a strong local musician community is the resource well of music teachers, many of which are also performers. Here are resources for finding a local music instructor. If you’re a teacher and would like to be added or removed from this list, please contact

Instruction on multiple instruments

Jackson Hole Music Store; 307-201-1700, Owner/teacher David Rice has a degree in classical guitar and twenty years of teaching experience. Offering lessons for guitar, drums, bass, and band lessons. Bo Elledge also teaches out of the store, helping clients learn songs and basic chords.

David Bundy; 208-201-3598, Teaches drum set, bass guitar and guitar Monday through Thursday at his home studio in Driggs, Idaho.

Jack Tolan; Private and small group lessons on guitar, bass, mandolin, and ukulele. All ages.

Susan Jones; Piano, guitar and ukulele lessons in Wilson and at

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