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Elizabeth Cook LIVE
August 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Cook is a Nashville-based Singer Songwriter from Wildwood, Florida. As a critically acclaimed live act and recording artist, the New York Times lauds her “a sharp and surprising country singer”. A veteran SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio DJ, hosting her own show, Apron Strings, nationwide for the last 10 years, she is also a favorite of David Letterman, a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim’s long-running hit cartoon series “Squidbillies” on Cartoon Network.
In the words of the Drivin’ and Cryin’s legendary Kevn Kinney, “Elizabeth is so far ahead and under the radar you better have a supercharger for that fastback if you’re going to catch up! Enjoy the ride…”
The distance between a sure bet and a Mystery is adventure fueled by trepidation. Multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Aaron Davis works the lesser-worn corners of the American musical fabric through an unconventional lens. Slide banjo? Detuned guitar made of metal? You bet. From “searing slide guitar” (Country Weekly) in the country-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, gypsy grass, gritty Americana and soulful roots-rock, Davis has been described as a “truly phenomenal songwriter” (About.com). The fluidity is at the hands of fervent texture experts of a touring brotherhood, The Mystery Machine—drummer Jason Baggett with 3-part harmony via bassist David Bundy and piano/organ/synth man Mike Patton.
Davis’s 9th album and 2nd release under his name, The Meander (June 2019), features The Mystery Machine along with a dozen musical guests from the greater Wyoming musician community. Wyoming- based and Kentucky-bred, Davis is chiefly known as co-founder of decade-long Americana band Screen Door Porch, which toured nationally and became a household name in the region. 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.”
Davis’s songs have landed in various projects including films, commercials, and network television. The New York Times noted Davis’s “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 & the 400 Unit, Buddy Guy, Sam Bush, Brian Wilson, Steve Earle, Hayes Carll, Nicki Bluhm, Justin Townes Earle, Grace Potter, and James McMurtry.