YearFIVE: 2016 Lineup
Concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Please enjoy our food and beverage vendors and kindly leave your dogs, tarps, glass, alcohol and coolers at home. We will see you at Snow King Ball Park (100 E. Snow King Ave.) for family fun!
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2016 Concert Series
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Since forming in 2007, the seven-piece New Orleans roots-driven rock band logged countless miles on the road, cultivating a high octane live show and a studio presence equally steeped in instrumental virtuosity and charismatic vocal magnetism. What’s unique about The Revivalists is that the band defies categorization. They take elements of rock, soul, country, funk, roots, and folk, throw it in the pot, and cook up an addictive, spicy musical jambalaya. This is a band with solid chops, solid songs, and a range of styles and influences. Their wide array of musical colors and Shaw’s thoughtful lyrics give them a very rich palette to paint from in studio and on stage. Recently named to Rolling Stone’s March 2016 “10 New Artists You Need to Know”, the New Orleans-based septet’s third full length Men Amongst Mountains bowed at Number Two on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart last year and found traction on Spotify, where they have amassed over 2 million streams.
With special guest, Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons
Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons is a collective of musicians channeling original music through a lens of hazy funk and unending groove, all witnessed and interpreted from the peaks and valleys of the Rocky Mountains. With a diverse web of musical inspiration, The Weapons have absorbed sounds from all over: smokey downtown jazz clubs, raucous New Orleans street parades, exotic Latin ballrooms, late-night laser-filled clubs, intergalactic spaceship stages, festivals of love & roses, and so many more! After only three years of extensive touring, SPSW has brought their infectious sound to the edges of the West Coast (playing shows from Seattle to San Diego) and up & down the Rocky Mountains (consistently touring throughout CO, MT, UT, ID, and of course, WY), leaving crowds in excess of 2000 people dancing uncontrollably in their wake.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
It’s been more than 20 years since Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Since then, the seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other. Over the years, the band’s sound has evolved from organic New Orleans funk to a more modern style, incorporating elements of hip hop, electronica, fusion, and jazz. This change has been largely characterized by the increased use of electronic effects on guitar, bass, saxophone, and drums. Galactic has been a sell-out staple in the Knotty Pine’s annual winter music lineup, and JacksonHoleLive is thrilled to bring “the best backing band on Earth” along with fiery New Orleans vocalist Erica Falls to the Jackson community this summer.
With Special Guests, Canyon Kids
Legend has it that the Canyon Kids were born by the river. The shady groves along the Snake River canyon’s steep banks would be the perfect sanctuary for just about any singer songwriter with a beat up old guitar—and so it was with friends Bo Elledge and Dusty Nichols. Confined to the river for that summer the job was to kill time with music, and when they returned to Jackson they brought with them a batch of songs styled with folky strums and rich harmony. With the help of drummer John Harris and bassist Adam Woolley, Canyon Kids would now have a driving rhythm underneath their arrangements. They’ve also enlisting fiddler extraordinaire Matt Herron to the ranks, and soul specialist Sheena Dhamsania to their vocal lineup.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
The Record Company
The Record Company write and play raw, sincere rock n’ roll. Influenced by the rough honesty of their heroes – blues-men like John Lee Hooker, early punk bands like The Stooges, and rock greats like The Rolling Stones. Their sound incorporates slide guitar, distorted bass, a garage-sale Ludwig drum kit and the heartland-hued voice of Chris Vos, who grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm. The three-man group started in late 2011, hanging up some old mics and recording live in the bass player’s living room in Los Feliz, CA. The Record Company have since played concert halls across North America, sharing the stage with acts as diverse as B.B. King, Social Distortion, Buddy Guy, Grace Potter, and Trombone Shorty. The band toured Europe supporting Blackberry Smoke in Oct-Nov 2015, and their first full-length album “Give It Back to You” was released on February 12, 2016.
With special guest, Major Zephyr w/ Wendy Colonna
Major Zephyr was founded after long-time Jackson Hole musicians Jeff Eidemiller, Pete Muldoon, and Marshall Davis spent a month in Mendoza, Argentina at La Flora Estudio writing and recording music for a future project. After returning to the US, they decided to name the band Major Zephyr, and their first show was as the opener for Deer Tick. Major Zephyr plays a mix of Americana/Alt Country, and is guitar-driven and thematically political and philosophical.
Wendy Colonna – Wendy’s resonant, signature voice is grit-infused-honey and her songs echo swampy southern tales of loss, mortality, joy, reclaimed innocence and celebration. With ease, she moves from a sweet whisper to a full on bayou-soul-shout without skipping a beat.
Friday, August 19th, 2016
Shovels & Rope
Shovels & Rope are an American folk duo (in numbers, not sound) from Charleston, South Carolina composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Combining threads from their individual solo careers, Shovels & Rope blends traditional folk, rock and roll, country rock, and punk rock. Trent, 34, (left) and Hearst, 32, seem like polar opposites, and their decidedly different geographical roots are largely responsible for that. The Denver dude had trouble staying in a “horrible private school” before graduating in 1996, while the Mississippi missy often traveled the City of New Orleans train from Hazelhurst to Yazoo City. But they eventually found commonality in a wanderlust that landed them in Charleston, South Carolina. The pair started making music that’s “equal parts spirited and raucous as well as poignant and tender,” according to Hearst. Feeling a musical kinship with couples as varied as John Doe-Exene Cervenka of X and the Knitters and Gram Parsons-Emmylou Harris, they were particularly inspired by the rough-and-smooth combination of Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello.
With special guest, Jalan Crossland
“To pin any one label on Crossland’s body of work would be a crime. It’s not country. It’s not rock. It sure as hell ain’t your daddy’s bluegrass! His characters and stories come alive to form an often dark, yet highly humorous interpretation of the American Experience.” (Marcus Huff- Laramie Zine) Kanky songs about drinkin, fightin, hobos, roughnecks, trailer park fires, oil-patch strippers, and little neighborhood dogs that bite, are lent their truth-is-stranger-than-fiction wobble by virtue of the fact that Jalan was raised and resides in a rural mountain town. “He casts a sardonic but affectionate eye on the roughhewn lives of Western people. Crossland’s ‘Big Horn Mountain Blues’ is so popular in Wyoming that it is practically the official state song.” (Michael Segell- New York Times)