All posts by Aaron Davis

  • Taj Mahal
    MUSIC BOX: Idaho Falls’ cup runneth over

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Isn’t Henry St. Claire Fredericks a great name for a bluesman? Taj Mahal didn’t think so. Inspired by dreams he had about Gandhi and social tolerance, Taj made the name change around the...

    • Posted October 15, 2013
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  • 100913musicbox1
    MUSIC BOX: Ukulele maestro at Center Theatre

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Unsung indie-rock heroes: Built to Spill In the mid ’90s, Built to Spill (one of the best band names of all-time) picked up just as Dinosaur Jr. was beginning to fade, joining a...

    • Posted October 8, 2013
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  • Beats Antique, ill-esha, and SORNE will make for an out-of-the-box Sunday evening at the Pink Garter.
    MUSIC BOX: Alluring triple bill this Sunday

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Exotic electronic pop, world fusion and ambitious, nonconformist production is the underlying foundation for an inquisitive triple bill hitting town on Sunday: Beats Antique, ill-esha, and SORNE.   Beats Antique It’s hard to...

    • Posted October 1, 2013
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  • 92513musicbox
    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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  • Shawn Mullins will perform as a duo with Chuck Cannon Thursday at the Center.
(CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
    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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  • The control room for The Sound Up Studio, located in the Pink Garter Theatre.
(PINK GARTER THEATRE)
    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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  • 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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