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). Electrified Porch music, that is. The core female/male singer-songwriter duo of Seadar Rose & Aaron Davis thrive in a space that houses colorable harmonies, a diverse bag of acoustic & electric instrumentation, and “a sort of Lennon/McCartney arrangement and get it right every time” (Americana UK).
Screen Door Porch is capable of having it’s cake and eating it too with respect to it’s range of high-energy rock n roll sets versus the stripped-down acoustic Duo shows, making for an infectious, split personality. Paste Magazine recently took notice by naming SDP as one of Wyoming’s Top Bands, an “impressive musical discovery.”
SDP’s two studio albums—Screen Door Porch (2010) and The Fate & The Fruit (2012)—were internationally recognized in a combined seven “Best Albums of the Year” lists. The Fate & The Fruit hovered in the Top 25 of the Euro-Americana Chart and Top 30 of the Roots Music Report Roots-Rock Chart. In November of 2013, Screen Door Porch become the first Wyoming band to record a session in the esteemed Daytrotter Studio in Illinois. The band’s third full-length album, Modern Settler, is due February 10, 2015.
In 2013, Screen Door Porch founded the annual WYOmericana Caravan Tour—a rotating cast of high caliber Wyoming-based acts showcasing original music. The inaugural tour earned a full-page feature in the Sunday edition of The New York Times, taking notice of Screen Door Porch’s “entrepreneurial gumption in spearheading the hardscrabble economics of the WYOmericana Caravan, a traveling concert circus.” A documentary film, WYOMERICANA, hit the big screen in April, exposing the rare format and characters that propel the tour.
Leaving little behind with the kitchen sink, Screen Door Porch predominantly tours as a QUARTET – female/male vocals with 3-part harmony supported by acoustic/electric/slide guitars, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and kazoogle—all backed by the monster rhythm section of Tom Davidson (fretless bass) and Andy Peterson (drums/vocals). Stripped-down DUO shows are sans bass/drums, adding a homemade suitcase kick-drum to the arsenal.
The band has shared bills with Sam Bush, Buddy Guy, Steve Earle, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Justin Townes Earle, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Band of Heathens, Anders Osborne, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, Malcolm Holcombe, Otis Taylor and performed at over a dozen festivals including South by Southwest, Americana Music Festival (backing Jim Avett), BearTrap Summer Festival, Sawtooth Music Festival, and Magic City Blues Fest, among many others.
“[Rose & Davis] swap lead vocals to suit the song and songwriter, a sort of Lennon/McCartney arrangement and get it right every time: heartfelt yes, earthy certainly, but never languid. ‘Burnin’ At Both Ends’ and ‘Shift Work’ show both our heroes at their most gritty. The reality is that Seadar Rose and Aaron Davis go together like bacon and eggs. This is the sound of America, untamed and infinite.” (Americana UK)
“Screen Door Porch lends an easy Western flair to their more prominent native influences of North Carolina and Kentucky, a combination that goes down as smoothly as top-shelf bourbon.” (Austin Chronicle)
Hop onto the PORCH and be washed into the grain!!