About the featured performers:
Casting an artful sound with lyrical purpose that nods to Soulful Americana, Roots-Rock and vintage Country-Blues, quartet SCREEN DOOR PORCH (Jackson Hole, WY) is akin to Stevie Nicks meets The Band, with Ryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt hanging out backstage (605 Magazine). Its grooving, electrified porch music adorned with the soulful pipes of Seadar Rose and propped-up by Aaron Daviss gritty slide guitar, quirky banjo pickin, and an infectious rollercoaster of a live show. Screen Door Porchs album Modern Settler was voted Album of the Year by Wyoming Public Radio listeners, while the bands fourth release Pay it Forward (2017) showcases the rawness of their acoustic roots heroes combined with the spirit of late 60s/70s golden era rock and roll. Performances from Treefort Fest to SXSW have been praised by many publications including Paste Magazine, which called the band an impressive musical discovery.
A finalist in the 2016 NewSong Music Songwriting Competition, JSHOGREN from Centennial, WY (pop 100, 4 bars) has a singular vision of what he is doing musicallyRoots & folk music filtered through a contemporary dissonant transmitter. Shogren’s backstory is kinda wild…musician trapper economist who worked for the King of Sweden and President Clinton, was a party to the Nobel Peace prize with VP Al Gore…and writes songs about Salvation and Lutefisk…wild. Known as Catawampus American music, Shogren shows up with a lived-in rasp of a voice, acoustic guitars, a mandolin and a batch of his own songs and some well-traveled numbers by cohorts from another time.
LOW WATER STRING BAND (Lander, WY) is an indie bluegrass quartet featuring Jared Scott (banjo), Joe LeFevere (mandolin/fiddle), Annie Scott (upright bass), and Stuart Cerovski (guitar). The band has been pickin their way out of Lander since 2012 and released their first album of eleven original songs last year. Performances have been turning heads around the region and include Whatfest, NoWoodstock Fest, and Big Horn Folk Festival. Low Water String Band is currently recording their second album to be released in 2017.