Screen Door Porch: The corridors that link
Wyoming’s grand landscapes are a fitting backdrop to the escapades of Jackson
Hole band Screen Door Porch—a soulful Americana/Roots-Rock/Folk-Blues sound that evokes open space, and a genuine character that steeps within your psyche.
The core singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist
duo of South-to-West transplants—Seadar Rose and Aaron Davis—have once again
covered the spectrum of lush roots-rock to heart-on-the-sleeve acoustic
arrangements on sophomore gem, The Fate & The Fruit (2012).
The band has performed at South
by Southwest, Americana Music Festival (backing Jim Avett), Grand Teton
Music Festival, Bear Trap Summer Festival, Sawtooth Music Festival, Magic City Blues Fest, Nowoodstock Fest, Music on Main
Victor, Soundcheck Festival, and Oyster Ridge Music Festival. For more info, see ScreenDoorPorch.com.
Puddle Mountain Ramblers: With members of varied musical backgrounds but a common interest in hard driving bluegrass, the Puddle Mountain Ramblers, have been entertaining folks in the mountain west for nearly a decade. Although traditional bluegrass instrumentation is utilized, the Puddle Mountain Ramblers stretch the strict definition of the genre, focusing on arrangements, which borrow from artists spanning from Bill Monroe to WEEN. The band released its debut album in early 2009 and is currently working in the studio on another offering. The five piece band is made up of Nicko Baron - fiddle, Tara Shupe - mandolin, Nick Boyer - guitar, Matt Ligman - bass, and Beau Uriona - banjo.
Unstrung: Unstrung is a bluegrass band that has been performing
together for the past seven years throughout the Intermountain West. The band
consists of four members of the Singleton Family. Todd Singleton, the father of
the bunch, plays guitar and sings bass for the group. Nancy Singleton, the mom,
plays the upright bass, sings harmonies and usually has a joke or two to throw
in during the performance. Nanette Singleton recently graduated from Salt Lake
Community College where she performed regularly with their premier jazz singing
group, 'Salt City Jazz.' Nicki Singleton is currently living in Boston, Massachusetts, where she spends
her time composing, studying music, doing studio work, and performing with the
band, 'Hard Times.' Unstrung
blends four part harmonies with some mean fiddling and banjo playing.
Smith Bros. Dirt Band: Are you ready for some Blue-Jug-Country Pickin?! Formed in 1968, the Smith Bros. Dirt Band spent 20 years together playing festivals and performances throughout the Mountain West. Resurrected 40 years after founding, the band brings together the original members, Randall Smith on bass, Terry Smith on guitar, Terry Hamblin on banjo, and Wes Dewsnup on mandolin, together with Alysha Bean on fiddle in a blend of bluegrass, alt country and jug band music that is high-energy fun in four-part harmony. With humor and lack of pretension, the band brings the audience along for the ride.