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Jeff Austin: Musical Inspiration is a Two-Way Street

Jeff Austin
Photo: Dorothy St. Claire

Jeff Austin has nothing against a good hot lick, mind you. It's just that he thinks they sometimes distract from the vocal and the lyrics of a song. "It's about the voice," he says, "and how it can be showcased from song to song. It's the direct communication with the crowd--not just asking them how they're feeling, but bringing something out of them."

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Red Butte: A Fortuitous Mix of Foot-Tapping and High Country Americana

RED BUTTE SUMMER 2017

Some bands are put together gradually, after a lot of thought and planning. Red Butte is not one of those. "We just sort of fell together," a member of the band explains. "We're a group of veteran musicians who met up at just the right time."

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Screen Door Porch: Down-Home Vibe, Rustic Harmonies

Screen Door Porch - Live at 2013 Beartrap Summer Festival
Ian Delap, Townsquare Media

The band known as Screen Door Porch are activists. Not in a political sense, but a musical one. They were the driving force behind creating the annual WYOmericana Caravan Tour that's garnered airwave praise and press ink from here to The New York Times and back.

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