WYOMING – The summer ramp-up means a steady flow of festivals, concert series, and club stages around the region for Aaron Davis & the Mystery Machine, who have recently been in the studio at Three Hearted Recording in Hoback. They’ll make stops this weekend on Saturday at NIC Fest in Casper and on Sunday at Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis.
“Rambling the West every summer to perform and go deeper into the mountains is not something I take for granted. It’s a privilege that allows me to fend off the grind,” said Davis, who plays electric and resonator guitars, banjo, harmonica, lap steel, and sings. “The core will be some really talented mountain dudes—David Bundy on bass, Jason Baggett on drums and Mike Patton on keys with guitarist Greg Creamer and fiddler Matt Herron.”
Davis has been working on new music since Screen Door Porch went on hiatus last September. His wife and co-founder of Screen Door Porch, Seadar Rose Davis, is using the extra time to run for Teton County Commission. He said most of the new song batch will be debuted this summer with a mix of slide-based country-blues, rock n roll, banjo funk-grass, and Americana tunes that have “a Southern backdrop with a Western edge.” The Mystery Machine will mostly be four and five-piece with the occasional six-piece and duo.
Along with regional travel, Davis will be performing solo and duo on Mondays at the Mangy Moose, July 4 at the Knotty Pine, July 6-7 at the Silver Dollar Showroom, and a handful of dates with juke joint blues and alt-country band Boondocks including June 19 at the Million Dollar Cowboy and July 18 at National Museum of Wildlife Art. Full details and streaming music can be found at AaronDavisMusic.com.