Aaron Davis & the Mystery Machine

Date: Friday, June 7 2024

Join us for Live Music

Time: 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

“An essential force in the Americana roots music scene in Wyoming” (JH Community Radio, KHOL),
Aaron Davis is a Wyoming-based/Kentucky native chiefly known as co-founder of national touring
act Screen Door Porch, and as engineer-producer-session player at Three Hearted Recording
Studio in Hoback, Wyoming. As a multi-instrumentalist (voice, acoustic/electric/resonator/lap steel
guitars, banjo, mandolin, harmonica), the “truly phenomenal songwriter” (Americana UK) works the
lesser-worn corners of the American musical fabric through an unconventional lens. Through a dozen
releases, the press has described Aaron as “a combination that goes down like top-shelf bourbon”
(Austin Chronicle) with "a searing slide guitar" (Country Weekly), and “a particularly standout
approach that mixes poetry, groove and roughness” (Lonestar Time). The fervent instrumentalists of
Aaron Davis & The Mystery Machine exemplify crafty grooves and rich harmony from David
Bundy (bass/harmony vocal), Liam Mountain O’Neill (drums, percussion), and Mike Patton
(piano, organ, synth, harmony vocal). The quartet combines for “The vibe of The Band going
throughout” (Wyoming Public Radio) with dynamic stage chemistry equally versed in group

improvisations and orchestrated arrangements. It’s a downhome fusion of Western Americana, alt-
country, funky roots rock, slide blues, gypsy grass, and indie-folk.

Recognizing his twelve-album discography, Aaron was one of two songwriters in Wyoming to be
awarded a Performing Arts Music Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 2022—“a
merit-based honor for an artist’s work in their field.” He’s been fortunate to share bills with many of
his heroes including Wilco, Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Buddy Guy, Sam Bush, Brian
Wilson, Steve Earle, Grace Potter, Sarah Jarosz, Justin Townes Earle, and James McMurtry. Aaron
recently released on once-in-a-lifetime recording endeavor—The WyoFolk Project (April 2023)—
which he produced, recorded and mixed a compilation album featuring fourteen of Wyoming's
celebrated songwriters performing new works at his studio. The new Medicine EP (November 2023)
marks a return to recording in Austin and features original material bound by medicinal themes.
Aaron Davis & the Mystery Machine:
Aaron Davis – vocals, acoustic/electric/resonator/lap steel guitars, banjo, harmonica, percussion
David Bundy – bass, harmony vocals
Liam Mountain O’Neill – drums, percussion
Mike Patton – piano, organ, synth, mellotron, harmony vocals