All posts by Aaron Davis

  • James McMurtry returns with band, Tedeschi Trucks Band returns with Grammy. (Courtesy)
    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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  • Victor, Idaho’s The Maw Band is slated to release its debut EP at the end of June.
    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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  • Ryan Bingham nurses his own muse and songcraft.
    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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  • Twelve-piece alt-rock and folk ensemble Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros sold out the Pink Garter in a matter of minutes.
    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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  • Photo cutline: Over 14 million vinyl records sold in the United States in 2012.
    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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  • Jared Rogerson
    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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  • Photo Cutline: Tim McIlrath is one of five songwriters on The Revival Tour; Andy Hackbarth Band enters the Black Box.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Tim McIlrath
    MUSIC BOX: Revival stirs songwriter melting pot

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Revival stirs songwriter melting pot The story of a song can arrive in countless ways. Yet none is as exposed, truth-telling or naked as a singer-songwriter performing alone with an instrument and voice....

    • Posted April 9, 2013
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  • ToubabKreweweb
    MUSIC BOX: West Africa meets rock ‘n’ roll America

    Jackson Hole, WYO – Toubab Krewe first played the Tetons in March of 2006 during what was then called “Last Tram Days” at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, celebrating the final moments of the resort’s original tram that...

    • Posted April 2, 2013
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  • 032713musicbox
    MUSIC BOX: It won’t be hard to spot this Deer Tick

    Does Deer Tick sometimes get a bad rap? Misunderstood? When I caught up to guitarist/vocalist Ian O’Neil, he explained that it’s because “we are not inclined to do what people are expecting of us.” What rock band...

    • Posted March 26, 2013
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  • South of France play Juggernauts benefit.
    MUSIC BOX: South of France plays Juggernaut’s party

    When producer/multi-instrumentalist Jeff Cormack first scored transitional music for a Teton Gravity Research ski flick, his indie noise pop project, South of France, was just a seed. It was when TGR’s The Dream Factory rolled around that,...

    • Posted March 19, 2013
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