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Concert on the Commons lineup announced
TETON VILLAGE, WYO – Just when it seemed Jackson Hole couldn’t possibly host even one more ‘notes-worthy’ music concert this summer, Teton Village Association has just announced its Concert on the Commons 2013 schedule, and the lineup is eclectic and impressive.
The free concert series gets underway with back-to-back shows on July 3 and July 4 for a special Independence Day celebration, and concludes in mid-August after eight shows. Poppa presents booked the entertainment.
Chip Carey, Chief Marketing Officer at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, said he was excited about the diverse mix of musical genres the booked acts will cover. “All of the acts bring a unique character with them, and it will be fun to hear the variety in this line up,” he said.
2013 CONCERT ON THE COMMONS:
July 3rd will feature Wood Smoke Rising starting at 6:30 p.m. and local favorite Mandatory Air hitting the stage at 7:30 p.m. with a fireworks show following at 10 p.m.
July 4th will feature a Music in the Hole simulcast on the Village Commons at 6 p.m. with Calle Mambo taking to the outdoor stage at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
July 14: Desert Noises
Four adventurers from Utah Valley, UT make up the young and exciting band Desert Noises. The foursome has a unique sound, a jangle-rich breed of rock ‘n roll; music made for shouting into canyons, jumping into rivers, and getting married to the wide-open road. With a strong maturity in their songwriting, they conjure the majesty of the American pastoral landscape.
July 21: TBD
July 28: Shooter Jennings
Shooter Jennings, son of country music legend Waylon Jennings, was born into the Nashville country music scene, but he has built a career with a creative sound that transcends traditional music genres. Jennings has always demanded to be taken on his own terms, and he moved to LA to build his own unique sound and style. Jennings made his debut with the single “4th Of July” of his 2005 album Put the “O” Back in Country, which peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard country charts. Jennings has since followed with five more albums, the most recent, The Other Life, released earlier this year.
Ben Taylor listens and thinks. A lot. In fact, the word Word is something Ben mulls over daily. It is, when you think about it, the only word that IS what it means. The meaning of word connects us – in any language – and this idea of communication is very important to Ben, as is the paradox of an individuated consciousness (think: ego) versus collective unconscious, that which unifies us all (happiness, fear, hate, love). Heavy? Not really, just a part of the ever evolving, highly intelligent, vulnerable, loving brain of Ben Taylor, son of James Taylor, and musician, brother, friend and deep believer.
Oregon-native Nahka had a cultural conundrum: a boy born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family. But the unifying power of music entered his life as a healing remedy. He set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing this own psyche and began producing a public, musical journal of his path toward personal, spiritual and communal healing. From his hometown of Portland to the shores of Hawaii or Bali, wherever he has traveled, Nahka is joined by a tribe of culturally alienated truth seekers for whom Nahko’s story resonates with their own, and who find redemption in his voice, guitar, flute and drum.