All posts by Aaron Davis

  • Jason Isbell returns to Town Square Tavern with an impeccable new album. (Michael Wilson)
    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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  • The Moondoggies
    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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  • A jamgrass week ensues with Jeff Austin and Friends and Railroad Earth.
Photo credit: CANDACE HORGAN
    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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  • Xavier Rudd gets indigenous
    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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  • Elephant Revival is among the anticipated list of performers headlining the 2013 Targhee Bluegrass Fest.
    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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  • Sessions this week harvest jazz-funk, quirky rock, lady folk-grass and heavy psychedelic soul.
    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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  • Beach Fossils headline JHME camp; Shooter Jennings and Kathy Mattea bring country to the valley.
    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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    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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  • Steve Earle
    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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