All posts by Aaron Davis

  • MUSIC BOX: Southern-grit standouts stir up Valley

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO –  Targhee Fest lineup over-the-top Targhee Fest has added even more firepower to an already deep lineup, creating what looks to be a tremendous three-day smorgasbord of roots-rock, Southern grit, Americana, and much more....

    • Posted July 16, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Steve Earle finally hits Hole

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – A month after getting out of jail and rehab in 1994, Grammy-winning songwriter Steve Earle recorded the acoustic session Train a Comin’. That album is the earliest of four recording projects (some previously unreleased)...

    • Posted July 9, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: God Bless Americana

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – With three festivals and several desirable club shows, Independence Day weekend is blowing up like never before in the Tetons. The transition of Grand Teton Music Festival’s Music in the Hole from an...

    • Posted July 2, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: JacksonHoleLive! lifts off

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Just a glance at JacksonHoleLive’s five-show concert series for this summer gets the blood pumping. Acts include Old Crow Medicine Show, Steve Earle and the Dukes, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Jeff Austin and Friends,...

    • Posted June 25, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Summer solstice sounds abound

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – With Tedeschi Trucks Band, James McMurtry Band, and the 8th Annual Jackson Hole Crawfish Boil in the live music queue for this week, you know it must be Summer Solstice time. Let’s dig...

    • Posted June 18, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Maw Band meets its fate

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO –  When singer-songwriter Brian Maw decided to stop playing wide receiver for the Idaho State Bengals and put down the football, he picked up a guitar. When a downswing in the economy led to...

    • Posted June 11, 2013
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  • Music Box: Bingham transduces gritty upbringing

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Frequently, I get asked what “Americana” music is. The term has become as broad as rock. Well, Ryan Bingham is a quintessential Americana artist; folk, country, blues and rock are the ingredients, nursed via...

    • Posted May 28, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: The Magnetic entourage

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – I was somewhat bewildered that an individual like Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros’ frontman and creator, Alex Ebert–who developed and adopted the Sharpe alter ego in rehab after he “lost his identity” –...

    • Posted May 21, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Vinyl – resurgence demands quality

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – “Better to burn out than to fade away,” as Mr. Neil Young put it, is generally agreeable, until the opposite is applicable. The subculture of vinyl record collecting never burned out, but it did...

    • Posted May 7, 2013
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  • MUSIC BOX: Rogerson digs songs in form of ‘Dirt’

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Surviving as an independent musician is much like working the dirt – day-by-day, song-by-song, gig-by-gig, and chipping into one’s own voice in an ever-changing landscape. Pinedale singer-songwriter Jared Rogerson has been digging, progressing over...

    • Posted April 16, 2013
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