All posts by Aaron Davis

  • MUSIC BOX: DSO: Keeping the Dead alive

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – It’s an amazing feat to ponder: Dark Star Orchestra (DSO) has played more than 2,200 shows in 15 years. That is only a hundred or so shy of the number that the Grateful Dead...

    • Posted September 24, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Mullins brings more than ‘Lullaby’

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – “Everything is gonna be alright, Rockabye … ” You remember those lyrics from 1998 pop radio, right? Written and recorded by Shawn Mullins, Grammy-nominated “Lullaby” went straight to number one on the Billboard Top...

    • Posted September 17, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Sounding up for live show recordings

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – There’s a new studio in town, but not in the traditional sense. A joint venture between audio engineers Noah Waldron, Marshall Davis, and Capsicum Pro Audio Visual, The Sound Up Studio is utilizing...

    • Posted September 10, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Isbell turns a sober Southeastern leaf

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The last time Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit performed at Town Square Tavern, there was a liter-size bottle of Jack Daniels placed on Isbell’s guitar amp to start the show. That bottle...

    • Posted September 3, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Saucy Seattle double bill

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – As a sextet of skinny-jeaned, semi-nerdy song scientists strolled onto the stage in Gillette, Wyoming, for the Donkey Creek Music Festival, I remembered this was to be a neo-soul band out of Seattle. I...

    • Posted August 27, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Over yonder with Jeff Austin

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Yonder Mountain String Band’s Jeff Austin is sidestepping his main touring unit and coming to town with a few friends this week including banjoist Danny Barnes (Bad Livers), bassist Eric Thorin (Matt Flinner Trio,...

    • Posted August 20, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Rock, indie, folk, world-tunes assortment

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – 1-Man Aussie Band In addition to being nominated for the “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity” award in 2007 (you can’t make this stuff up), Australian native Xavier Rudd brings a lot to the table....

    • Posted August 13, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Bluegrass takes Targhee for 26th year

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – It’s hard to imagine an atmosphere with more pickin’ and grinnin’ than at Targhee Bluegrass Festival, celebrating its 26th birthday this weekend. The stage will be stacked with precision players, including headliners (Sam Bush...

    • Posted August 6, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Summer sessions jazz up the valley

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – 20th Congress gains step In the early- to mid-aughts, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress put on some very memorable performances at the Knotty Pine and Mangy Moose. It comes as no surprise that the...

    • Posted July 30, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Keen keeps the party goin’

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – In the late 80s, alt-country singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen hit the road with fellow Austinites Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt with a few albums and the anthem that would become his signature,...

    • Posted July 23, 2013
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