SXSW is so 2008 :-/ Yesterday, Couch By Couchwest premiered a new SDP video (2 of 3 in the series) for “Chasin’ Homesteader Blues,” an Aaron/Seadar co-write from Modern Settler. This was a rare opportunity for the band to film at the National Elk Refuge, on the PORCH of the historic Miller House — one of the first homesteading sites built in 1885. The Miller Ranch represents the coming together of settlement, ranching and conservation in Jackson Hole. Thanks to Christie Quinn for the brilliant lens work and Lori Iverson at the Refuge for advising. Plenty of elk showed up for the session and a bald eagle loomed overhead in a tree during the entire shoot!
In a series of events that recently blew our minds, Bonnie Bramlett (of Delaney & Bonnie) laid her eyes and ears on the this new Screen Door Porch video “Poor Elijah/Tribute to Johnson” (a cover of the tune from the album On the Road with Eric Clapton, the 3rd album by Delaney & Bonnie). Bonnie was kind enough to re-post the video and comment via The Legendary Bonnie BramlettFacebook page: “Feel so honored I just love these kids!! I love the tone of this girl’s voice she’s so unique and I love the choices they made for the video everything about this project reeks of intense feeling. very very good I’m honored truly.”
Thanks Bonnie. You’re a hero.
It’s usually this time of year – when the aspens are a golden hue and the trout bite is aggressive – that reflections of a Wyoming summer are covered in dusting or even several feet of snow. Not this year. A Native American summer will extend into mid-October here in the Hole, and it feels a little like the days of my youth in ole Kentuck. Last year’s bulky winter combined with unusual bouts of rainy weather has made for superb fishing conditions since last March. Thanks to the folks in the local fishing scene that have provided the advice (Tyler at Orvis Jackson Hole) and to these great Jackson Hole Fishing Reports: Boots Allen’s report at Snake River Anglers and JB’s report at Fish the Fly. In my experience, this has been the best year of fishing since moving to JH in 2001. Cheers to trout hunting and music pickin’!
June 18: Screen Door Porch [duo]
June 25: AD + Greg Creamer (guitar, vocals) & John Kuzloski (harmonica, vocals)
July 2: AD + Tom Davidson (bass, guitar) & Andy Peterson (drums, vocals)
July 9: AD + Matt Herron fiddle)
July 16: AD + Ben Winship
July 23: Screen Door Porch (Duo)
It’s happening. Every Wednesday. AD & the Mystery Machine. Scooby snack induced infunktions & transducitories will be broadcasted from the Back Deck of Local Restaurant & Bar. More affectionately, The Local Deck. I’ll be trading fishing stories & songs with some pickers that make it feel easy, and that’s what summer’s all bout.
The Mystery Machine will house a van full of Jackson Hole Musicians & characters rotating through the weeks: Seadar Rose Davis / Screen Door Porch, Greg Creamer, Matt Herron, Ben Winship, Michael Batdorf, Andy Peterson, Tom Davidson, John Kuzloski, Matt Donovan, Barry Lewis, Kidwell…and yet to be known ?’s that we pick up hitchhiking. It’s alley music, after-all.
Check out the Deck remodel that includes a new bar & Australian Rotisserie Spit. Hopefully a new summer hang for some of you downhome types.
Duo/Trio style. 5:30-8pm @ The Local Deck.
Hope to see ya out. ~AD
A dozen musicians. Three bands representing one state. Eighteen shows through five states in just nineteen days. Meet the 2nd Annual WYOmericana Caravan Tour featuring Screen Door Porch, The Patti Fiasco and J Shogren Shanghai’d.
A traveling concert circus of sorts, the WYOmericana Caravan is a rolling representation of the square state’s burgeoning songwriter scene. Artists will rotate performance slots each night, making the headliner/opener scenario unique to each tour stop. Three sets of WYOmericana music each night along with a heap of ad-libbed collaborations between bands—this is one music tour you won’t soon forget.
The debut 2013 Caravan was such a home run it caught the attention of The New York Times, which sent a writer and photographer to cover the tour for a full-page, Sunday feature. Wyoming’s own Square State Film Co. also put a crew of videographers together, traveling the lengthy 3000 miles to craft the forthcoming documentary film, WYOMERICANA (to be released April 1). The snowball of outreach and support led to Wyoming’s largest newspaper, Casper Star-Tribune, naming the WYOmericana Caravan Tour a Top A&E Event in Wyoming. Hop on board for this, a ramble through the Rockies.
2014 WYOmericana Caravan Tour Dates
WED May 21 – Laramie, WY – Gryphon Theatre
TH May 22 – Denver, CO – Walnut Room
FRI May 23 – Laporte, CO – Swing Station
SAT May 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Garage
SUN May 25 – Ketchum, ID – Whiskey Jacques
MON May 26 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
WED May 28 – Jackson, WY – Pink Garter Theatre
THU May 29 – Bozeman, MT – Live From the Divide
FRI May 30 – Missoula, MT – The Top Hat
SAT May 31 – Whitefish, MT – The Great Northern
SUN June 1 – Butte, MT – The Silver Dollar Saloon
MON June 2 – Livingston, MT – The Murray Bar
TUE June 3 – Livingston, MT – The Murray Bar
WED June 4 – Sheridan, WY – WYO Theater
THU June 5 – Lander, WY – Lander City Park
FRI June 6 – Casper, WY – Keg & Cork
SAT June 7 – Saratoga, WY – Hi-Water Hoedown @ The Yard
SAT Aug 23 – Cody, WY – Wild West River Fest @ City Park
Jackson-based quartet Screen Door Porch delivers a Wyoming-grown fusion of soulful Americana, Roots-Rock and Country-Blues. The core female/male singer-songwriter combo of Seadar Rose & Aaron Davis thrive in a space that houses colorable harmonies, varied acoustic & electric instrumentation, and have “a sort of Lennon/McCartney arrangement and get it right every time” (Americana UK). Rounded by the monster rhythm section of Tom Davidson (fretless bass) and Andy Peterson (drums, vocals), SDP’s two studio albums have been internationally recognized in seven “Best Albums of the Year” lists and climbed into the Top 25 of the Euro-Americana Chart. ScreenDoorPorch.com
With proud Wyoming roots, The Patti Fiasco is fresh from a showcase at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX. Riding the release of their regionally acclaimed 2013 sophomore release, Small Town Lights, the album debuted at #5 on the Colorado charts. The quintet is known for their electric, high-energy live show with fiercely original songwriting, and unique instrumentation (…electric dobro). The Patti Fiasco has shared Colorado’s biggest stages in the past year with nationally touring acts such as Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Justin Townes Earle, Great American Taxi, and Cracker. PattiFiasco.net
Among the few singer-songwriters who have been party to a Nobel Peace Prize, J Shogren Shanghai’d (Laramie/Centennial) plays original hard acoustic music from lives lived in loud proportions. Shogren’s style of WYOmericana is a modern interpretation of traditional roots music; an amalgamation of blues, old timey, country/western, jazz, vaudeville, rockabilly roll, ballads, and polka. Shogren—who will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Jascha Herdt—represented Wyoming at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2013. His latest album was named to House of Mercy Radio’s Top 50 Albums. JShogren.org