WYOMERICANA, the film, was released today. Check it out!
Quartet Screen Door Porch delivers a Wyoming-grown fusion of soulful Americana, Roots-Rock, and Country-Blues that has been likened to “Gillian Welch meets The Band, with Ryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt hanging out backstage” (605 Magazine). The core female/male singer-songwriter combo of Seadar Rose & Aaron Davis thrive in a space that houses colorable harmonies, varied acoustic & electric instrumentation, and have “a sort of Lennon/McCartney arrangement and get it right every time” (Americana UK). SDP’s two studio albums—Screen Door Porch (2010) and The Fate & The Fruit (2012)—were internationally recognized in six “Best Albums of the Year” lists and hovered in the Top 25 of the Euro-Americana Chart and Top 30 of the Roots Music Report Roots-Rock Chart.
J Shogren Shanghai’d play original hard acoustic music from a life lived in loud proportions. Their style of WYOmericana is a modern interpretation of traditional roots music; an amalgamation of blues, old timey, country/western, jazz, vaudeville, rockabilly roll, ballads, and polka. The Shanghai’d varied sound has a rawness and vitality reminiscent of 1920-40s blues and dancehall music filtered through a contemporary dissonant transmitter. They represented Wyoming at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2013, and Shogren’s new album was named to House of Mercy Radio’s Top 50 Albums of 2012.
It’s been four years since a chance meeting at a Laramie, WY open mic spurred the creation of The Patti Fiasco. With proud Wyoming roots now planted in the fertile musical soil of Fort Collins, CO, the Patti Fiasco is riding the release of their regionally acclaimed 2013 sophomore release, Small Town Lights. Small Town Lights debuted at #5 on the Colorado charts, and is currently receiving air time across Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico and Texas. Their 2011 release, The Patti Fiasco, was the 5th most-played album on Colorado radio and the single, “Nobody’s Girl,” was the third highest played single of the year. The Patti Fiasco is known for their electric and eclectic live show, fiercely original songwriting, and unique rock instrumentation (…electric dobro).