All posts by Aaron Davis

    Bus Driver Tour unloads at Silver Dollar

    Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Topping out at 58 miles per hour behind the wheel of a 1991 Chevy Aristocrat must build character. Plenty of downhome charm is what you get on The Bus Driver Tour – a new trio...

    • Posted February 5, 2013
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  • Steven Roth to rock the town this week. - courtesy photo
    Retro and raw

      Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Opening an arena show for The Who before a debut album has even hit the streets is a surefire way to jumpstart a career. Singer-songwriter/keyboardist Steven Roth will have that tremendous opportunity on Jan....

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Civil Twilight
    Center steps out of comfort zone with Civil Twilight

      Jackson Hole, Wyo.-The Center for the Arts has never staged a band like Civil Twilight. Not even close. Elements of early U2, Coldplay, Radiohead, and a Bono-esque falsetto courtesy of lead vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Steven McKellar, Civil Twilight...

    • Posted January 16, 2013
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  • Ruthie Foster - courtesy JON Carrico
    Ruthie to Foster the people

    Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Where has my life been without Ruthie Foster? The 49-year-old, two-time Grammy nominee and four-time Blues Music Awards recipient is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin, though I gravitate to her Susan Tedeschi...

    • Posted January 9, 2013
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  • If you’re happy and you know it …

    Caffeine-charged California flower pop and rock ‘n’ roll with the large ensemble collective approach of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Mowgli’s bring a brother and sisterhood vibe with upbeat chipper. Fairly fresh to the West...

    • Posted January 2, 2013
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  • Your guide to NYE, Grammy-nominated songsters at Center

    McMurtry & Fullbright, rare duo show “Did you hear?!” said Shannon McCormick, program director at the Center for the Arts. “Grammy nominations for both John Fullbright and James McMurtry. Wow.” According to the artists’ websites, this lone...

    • Posted December 26, 2012
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  • Take Me Home catches Mandatory Air

    Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Mandatory Air has rocked some towering throw-downs in Jackson over the last nine years. Supercharged by the costume-changing Miller Sisters, the octet has earned a reputation as a high-energy party band of polished musicianship and...

    • Posted December 12, 2012
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  • Funkin’ gospel steel Sabbath

    Jackson Hole, Wyo.-The most rock-oriented rippers of all pedal-steel players, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, will close a successful inaugural run of concerts for JacksonHoleLive during what will now be “sacred steel Sunday.” Many Jacksonites first...

    • Posted August 22, 2012
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  • The GOODS 8.8.12

    Features/Finn Nashville-based indie rockers, The Features, are manufacturers of unshakable pop hooks with a meaty onslaught of White Stripes garage rock-meets-Kings of Lion—at least from hearing tracks via their energetic new release, Wilderness. According to singer/guitarist Matt...

    • Posted August 8, 2012
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  • Meet the man behind the names

    Jackson Hole, Wyo.-It’s a widely known story in the singer-songwriter world that Steve Earle once said, “Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world, and I’ll stand on Bob Dylan’s coffee table in my...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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