All posts by Aaron Davis

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  • The Ugly Valley Boys — Ryan Eastlyn and Braxton Brandenburg — have been playing The Trap Bar since 2010, a tradition they look forward to every year. PHOTO: UGLY VALLEY BOYS
    MUSIC BOX: Ugly Valley Boys make beautiful music

    Duo on tap at The Trap Vintage processes — whether they consist of a classic songwriting style, amplifying an electric guitar, or the blowing and bending of neon glass — are often developed from years of trial...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • Hailing from Leeds, England, The New Mastersounds got together in 1999. PHOTO: THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS
    MUSIC BOX: Go to Therapy with The New Mastersounds

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – With the utmost respect for the pocket, English funk/jazz-fusion quartet The New Mastersounds have persevered the U.S. tour circuit for a decade now. They garner a high-degree of respect within an instrumental framework,...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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  • PHOTO: Grammy-winning songwriter Marc Cohn makes his Jackson debut at the Center Theatre on Monday. PHOTO: MARC COHN
    MUSIC BOX: Soul pop standout

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Well-known for his 1991 adult contemporary hit “Walking in Memphis,” Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn has released five studio albums in his career. His most recent release, 2010’s Listening Booth: 1970 peaked at No....

    • Posted January 13, 2015
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  • Red Dirt and Texas country styles to fill the Tavern for uncommon double-bill with Boland & the Stragglers.
    MUSIC BOX: Boland & Canada: Rollin’ in the Red Dirt

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – If American Red Dirt and Texas Country are unfamiliar colors, leave it to Jason Boland & the Stragglers and Cody Canada & The Departed to offer you a keen introduction. The two frontmen...

    • Posted January 6, 2015
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    MUSIC BOX: Ringing in the Year of the Sheep

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – We bid farewell to 2014 with an overly deep snowbase, and an equally dense showing of music options to ring in 2015. From laidback jazz bars to the rowdiest of high altitude rock...

    • Posted December 31, 2014
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  • Kris Lager Band is throwing a Thrift Store Funk Party on New Year’s Eve at The Trap Bar.
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    MUSIC BOX: Blues swagger; back to the underground

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Kris Lager Band has a sound that is instantly satisfying. A cousin to The Black Keys’s vintage swagger of blues, revivalist rock, funk and jam, this Omaha-based quartet adds another layer to the...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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    MUSIC BOX: Sneaky Pete & Secret Weapons debut album

    Jackson Hoe, Wyoming – The lead track, “Forgotten Lullabies,” from Sneaky Pete and The Secret Weapons’s debut studio album, Breakfast, opens with a deeply grooving funk melody akin to a Robert Walter’s 20th Congress cut. Amplified by...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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    MUSIC BOX: Sally rod rides into Beck

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Driggs-based multi-instrumentalist David Bundy has been a go-to band member in a lot of Teton County bands over the years—bassist for Chanman Roots Band and Calle Mambo, drummer for his own defunct rock...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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    MUSIC BOX: ‘Sodapop’ riffs for rockabilly

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Though Wyatt “Sodapop” Lowe is still in his teens, hearing him croon a vintage ’50s rockabilly cut while wailing on a classic Gretsch electric guitar would lead you to believe he has been...

    • Posted December 2, 2014
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  • Brother Mule will play Dec. 2 and 3 at Dornan’s, with guest guitarist Mike Dowling on the second night. BEN WINSHIP
    MUSIC BOX: Brother Mule reunites at Dornan’s

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Renaissance man Ben Winship has performed nearly every year on Dornan’s stage since 1988, when his mainstream bluegrass group Loose Ties began playing annual Christmas shows at the intimate venue in Moose. He...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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