SCREEN DOOR PORCH delivers a Wyoming-grown fusion of Country-Blues, Roots-Rock and soulful Americana akin to “Stevie Nicks meets The Band, with Ryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt hanging out backstage” (605 Magazine). Grooving, electrified porch music adorned with the soulful pipes of Seadar Rose and propped-up by Aaron Davis’s gritty slide guitar, quirky banjo pickin’ and an infectious female/male vibe that turns heads and moves feet. Screen Door Porch is currently in the midst of a five-month-long, trial-by-fire Winter Tour dubbed The Drifter Sessions. The core songwriting/multi-instrumentalist pair of Seadar Rose & Aaron Davis are embracing a different region during each of the winter months (Nov-March), collaborating with various friends and musical strangers that reside in the states they are performing. The Drifter States: Kentucky (Nov), North Carolina/Grand Cayman (Dec), Texas (Jan), Colorado/ Wyoming (Feb), and Wyoming/Utah (March).
Rose and Davis evoke a downhome vibe with rustic harmonies and “a sort of Lennon/McCartney arrangement and get it right every time” (Americana UK), yet the rawness of their country-blues heroes and the spirit of late 60s/early 70s rock and roll shines through. Screen Door Porch was featured in The New York Times for their “entrepreneurial gumption in founding the multi-act WYOmericana Caravan Tour, a traveling concert circus,” while Paste Magazine recently called the band “an impressive musical discovery.” The State of Wyoming just selected Screen Door Porch to represent the state in a national ad campaign, which included the filming of a national TV commercial, a music video, and an extensive video profile for the state’s website, all to be unveiled with a performance for the Governor this February.
Whether staging The Duo or The Quartet (featuring longtime drummer/harmony vocalist Andy Peterson and bassist David Bundy), part of Screen Door Porch’s MO has always been a breadth of acoustic and electric instrumentation, often inviting other pickers to collaborate. The Duo stages acoustic/resonator/electric/slide guitars, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, kazoogle, and a thumping suitcase kick-drum with a tambourine sidecar for a snare. The Quartet benefits from the support and personality of bass and a full drum kit, a dynamic range of textures that allows for the high-energy swagger of gritty, slide-induced blues-rock to pensive alt-country. The band’s third full-length album, Modern Settler (2015), certainly embraces that palette while depicting colorful characters of ole Wyom and the intense landscape that inspires and humbles. Modern Settler was recently voted #1 Album of 2015 by Wyoming Public Radio listeners.