Newsletter: Announcing Modern Settler

e8cb674a-0dbb-441e-b550-a27798470b5fThe new Screen Door Porch studio album, Modern Settler, will be released February 10! Recorded at The Henhouse Studio in Teton Valley, Idaho, this 10-track set reflects a series of evolutions for SDP. With a batch of locally rooted songs, it was a no-brainer to record close to home with our longtime brethren rhythm section—drummer/harmony vocalist Andy Peterson and bassist Tom Davidson. Modern Settler is a true quartet album full of rhythm, co-produced by Aaron, Seadar and Ben Winship, the masterful engineer and world-class mandolin player known for his stage time with Loose Ties, Brother Mule, and Growling Old Men, among others.

Our experience over nine days at The Henhouse inspired a lot of intense hacky sack sessions, but also a handful of ‘firsts’ that developed from experimentation in the studio and extensive touring as a quartet—a heavy dose of 3-part harmonies via Peterson, instrumentation we’ve never considered (bouzouki, chains, horns, broom), more high-octane slide guitar, and a foray into recording and arranging two cover songs that fit like a glove. Being in the Tetons, we also had the luxury of inviting some of our favorite local players to track with us.

Album PRE-ORDERs, stealthy extras, and original artwork

Come Dec. 9, you’ll have the opportunity to pre-order Modern Settler in all its glory. And when we say ‘glory,’ we mean the splendor of a physical, handheld album, complete with cover illustration from the hands of our good buddy and superior fly caster, Paul Puckett (PaulPuckettArt.com). SDP may never press CDs again, so rather than pull the plug and go digital-only, we sped in the other direction with the idea of offering a singular package that delivers our finest record to date in a collectable, delectable, plastic-less, recycled chipboard medium that also houses original artwork. Of course, the full spectrum of digital options will accompany. Pre-order details will be sent to your inbox on December 9. The first 25 pre-order packages will receive stealthy extras, and we’ll be designing some limited edition beanies and full zip hoodies for package bundles.

Modern Settler Tracklist

  1. Wicked Ways (A. Davis)
  2. Poor Elijah/Tribute to Johnson (Delaney Bramlett/J. Ford/Leon Russell)
  3. The Canyon (S. Rose/A. Davis)
  4. Street People (Bobby Charles)
  5. Chasin’ Homesteader Blues (A. Davis/S. Rose)
  6. 1937 (A. Davis)
  7. A Little More (S. Rose/A. Davis)
  8. Wish I Was a Teton (A. Davis)
  9. Wren Bird Song (S. Rose)
  10. She Speaks Through Me (A. Davis)

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SDP named one of Wyoming’s top bands by Paste Magazine!

448d299f-ea83-4060-b76c-06143fee6af3There’s no denying that it’s a good feeling when SDP’s favorite magazine gives us a shout out and puts us in such good company. Paste Magazine’s 50 States Project visited the Wyo songwriter landscape and highlighted “nine impressive musical discoveries,” including all WYOmericana Caravan bands from the last two years and our hometown friends, The Flannel Attractions. Woop!

Utah run this weekend!

Come join us in central and southern Utah for what is sure to be a warm and fun weekend. Lots of great stops on this mini-tour including one of our favs – Snow Basin Resort!

Thurs. June 26 – Monroe, UT | Mystic Hot Springs | 9p

Fri. June 27 – Cedar City, UT | Groovefest | 5:15p

Sat. June 28 – Salt Lake City, UT | Garage on Beck | 9p

Sun. June 29 – Huntsville, UT | Snow Basin Resort’s Blues, Brews & BBQ | 12:30p (SDP starts at 3:30p)

More summer show details on our Shows page.

May Newsletter: SDP Shows with WYOmericana Caravan, short film & new video

HEY, it’s MAY! For most of you this means sunny, warm days and spring flowers. Here in Wyom it means wet snow days and Mud Season with a distant hope of that thing we love so much…summer!

We’ve been hunkered down in the studio for the last three weeks, recording what will be Album #3. Can’t wait to share this sizzling batch of songs with you. All we can say for now is…we’ve been tracking chains. More details about release date and pre-order next month…

In our sights, we have the most aggressive tour schedule that we’ve ever embarked on. Good thing we have a bunch of friends coming along for the ride! The WYOmericana Caravan is truly Screen Door Porch’s labor of love. We spend half of the year planning for the next three weeks, and we think this run of shows is going to be pretty damn special. Thanks for telling every soul you know in these Rocky Mountain towns – the grassroots effort has really helped propel this 12-person machine. Read More…

WYOMERICANA – The film

It’s a pretty exciting day for us in the SDP world. Today is the release of WYOMERICANA – the short film documentary based on The WYOmericana Caravan Tour of 2013. Brought to you by Square State Film and BHP Imaging (better known to us as Mike and Brian), these guys really knocked it out of the park. And…a longer version is scheduled for release in May. You got 15 minutes? Check this out and get your daily dose of Wyoming!

This film is entered in the Wyoming Short Film Contest and these guys would sure appreciate your vote. Head on over to wyomingshortfilmcontest.com to vote for WYOMERICANA! Yip-yip!