All posts by Aaron Davis

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    MUSIC BOX: Freedom of sound

    July Fourth weekend is heavy on live music offerings Jackson Hole, Wyoming – There’s no better holiday to celebrate our country’s phenomenally massive development of American roots music than Independence Day. Homeland compositions have been harvested through...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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    MUSIC BOX: Alt-country is coming

    Two hot bands and more summer series lineups Texas country titillates the Tav It’s not easy bringing acts like Randy Rogers Band—that often plays amphitheaters and arenas—to a room like Town Square Tavern, but that’s exactly what...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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  • Jackson Hole music fixture Kelly Rubrecht is battling Parkinson’s.
    MUSIC BOX: Two tuneful benefits

    Ailing local guitar legend Kelly Rubrecht needs a little help from his friends Jackson Hole, Wyoming – As a part of the formative years of the Jackson music era in the early 1970s, Kelly has unquestionably been...

    • Posted June 9, 2015
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    MUSIC BOX: Soul and country coming to the Hole

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – “I’ve tried so hard to make it in America. Why is it so hard to make it in America? A land of milk and honey, a land supposed to be built with love. It...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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    MUSIC BOX: Silver Dollar Bar shines with makeover

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – These are electrifying times at the historic Silver Dollar Bar in The Wort Hotel, where the construction phase of a remodel has been in the works since mid-winter. The space itself has grown...

    • Posted May 19, 2015
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  • O’Neal performs with the NeverSweat Players, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle and upright bass. PHOTO: ARNICA SPRING
    MUSIC BOX: Never Sweat at Songwriter’s Alley

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Born and raised on a dude ranch in Moran while performing in plays at the family-operated Jackson Hole Playhouse, Jess Camilla O’Neal now lives in Dubois where she performs with her band, The...

    • Posted May 13, 2015
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  • Jeff Stein and Matt Donovan are the inspired minds behind the Contour Music Festival. (Photo: Hannah Hardaway)
    MUSIC BOX: Upcoming mega music fest is labor of love

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – With the inaugural Contour Music Festival just seven weeks away (June 11 to 14), featuring more than 35 national acts – from Thievery Corporation and Deltron 3030 to Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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    MUSIC BOX: Get weird with Peelander-Z

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Introducing, from Planet Peelander, the Japanese action comic punk band: Peelander-Z. Based in New York City, it’s highly unlikely Jacksonites have seen any such act with Japanese-style theatrics and constant crowd interaction coupled...

    • Posted April 14, 2015
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  • Wyatt Lowe & the Mayhem Kings just returned from a run of shows in Chicago. (Photo credit: Zac Rosser.)
    MUSIC BOX: Sodapop’s Bottomless Well

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Seventeen-year-old guitar slinger and rockabilly minstrel Wyatt Lowe has the goods of a seasoned musician that would lead you to believe he has been a performing bandleader for decades. The evidence is his...

    • Posted April 7, 2015
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  • JHMR closing weekend throws down with Moonalice, Mandatory Air, Head to Head, John Wayne’s World, and Naive Melodies: Tribute to the Talking Heads. (Photo credit: Moonalice)
    MUSIC BOX: Beam up to planet Moonalice

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Moonalice. The name alone suggests an Alice-in-Wonderland-esque psychedelic trip through a Jetsons-era mind warp. Certainly Grateful Dead-inspired, the music of Moonalice is carefree and occasionally cheesy through its free spirit (“It’s 4:20 Somewhere”),...

    • Posted March 31, 2015
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