Oktoberfest Party with Aaron Davis & the Mystery Machine!
Join us as we welcome Aaron Davis & The Mystery Machine back to the brewery! Polka music to kick-off the festivities 3-5pm. Party Oktoberfest-style with giveaways, games, food from Mouthful and Wind City Sweets & Treats, and great views are waiting. Don’t forget to wear your lederhosen!
The distance between a sure bet and a Mystery is adventure fueled by restlessness. Chiefly known as co-founder of decade-long band Screen Door Porch, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Aaron Davis works the lesser-worn corners of the American musical fabric through an unconventional lens. Slide banjo? Detuned guitar made of metal and an electric cigar box? You bet. From “searing slide guitar” (Country Weekly) in the vintage blues vein à la Duane Allman with “a particularly interesting approach that mixes poetry, groove and roughness” (Lonestar Time) to a patchwork of fingerstyle folk and roots, alt-country, gypsy grass and early 70s rock, Davis has been described as a “truly phenomenal songwriter” (Americana UK). The dynamic stage show is compounded by the texture experts of his touring band brotherhood, The Mystery Machine—drummer Jason Baggett with 3-part harmony sung by bassist David Bundy and pianist/organist/trombonist Mike Patton.
Wyoming-based and Kentucky-bred, The Meander (2019) is Davis’ ninth album and second release under his name. The set billows and breathes with both minimalist acoustic compositions and ensemble intricacy via The Mystery Machine, diversified with a dozen musical guests from the greater Wyoming musician community. Two songs from the album were official selections for Wyoming Arts Council’s 2019 Wyoming Roadtrip Playlist on Spotify. Davis’s songs have landed in various projects including films, commercials, podcasts, documentaries and network television.
Screen Door Porch toured nationally and became a household name in the region while releasing four studio albums and garnering national attention via “Best Albums of the Year” lists in the US and Europe. According to Vanguard Records executive and critic Bill Bentley, “Screen Door Porch transformed roots music into something much larger, a down home good time vibe that induces sonic hypnosis.” The New York Times noted their “entrepreneurial gumption in touring the Wyoming way,” regarding co-production and performances with the WYOmericana Caravan Tour, “a traveling concert circus” that that made waves across the Mountain West.
The aforementioned projects have allowed Davis to share bills with some of his heroes—Wilco, Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell, Buddy Guy, Sam Bush, Brian Wilson, Steve Earle, Hayes Carll, Nicki Bluhm, Justin Townes Earle, Grace Potter, and James McMurtry.