Mama Lenny & The Remedy

Fridays on the Plaza presents

Mama Lenny & The Remedy

Aaron Davis & The Mystery Machine

Friday 8/24

5:30 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

Cheyenne Depot Plaza

Free

Mama Lenny & The Remedy
Mama Lenny & The Remedy
Hot, tight, and sassy, Mama Lenny and the Remedy recalls the tradition of the sexy, soulful songbird backed by a band that looks as good as it sounds. Fronted by the startling vocal and emotional power of Laniece Schleicher, they deliver a high-energy, bold fusion of soul, funk, rock, blues, and disco with shrewd hints of jazz, gospel, and Broadway. With infectious energy, the band delves into the joys and downfalls of love and life, and the sensual pleasures and saucy self-possession that sustain us through it−always with a wink of humor and a witty turn of phrase.

The band is an impeccable synergy of driving rhythms, astute instrumentation, and compelling harmonies that Scene Magazine calls “unstoppable collaborative chemistry.” It is composed of some of Northern Colorado’s musical all-stars; Crip Erickson (drums) and Ben Prytherch (bass) deliver a broad rhythmic vocabulary, from smooth and groovy to hot and hell-bent. Greta Cornett (trumpet), Thalia Stevenson (keyboard), Kenneth Monks (guitar), and Kelly Keeler (backing vocals) add cunning punch and texture, creating a rich, bold sound that often verges on the experimental.

Since their start in 2011, Mama Lenny and the Remedy have played some of the most celebrated venues in Northern Colorado and Wyoming. They have opened for internationally renowned acts Alison Kraus and the Union Station, The California Honeydrops, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, and the English Beat, and are widely recognized as one of Colorado’s breakout bands. Download their latest release, “Rain Fire,” on Bandcamp: http://mamalennyandtheremedy.bandcamp.com/
Aaron Davis & The Mystery Machine
Aaron Davis & The Mystery Machine
The distance between a sure bet and a Mystery is adventure fueled by trepidation. Work the songwriting dirt. Employ the Machine. Expose the invention to audible minds and various texture experts. Enter Aaron Davis & The Mystery Machine, the project of Renaissance man and award-winning songwriter Aaron Davis.

Native to Kentucky and based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since 2001, Davis is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, engineer/producer, and co-founder of decade long Americana touring band Screen Door Porch and the multi-act WYOmericana Caravan Tour. He’s also the founder of five-piece blues-rock outfit Boondocks, curator of the monthly concert series Songwriter's Alley, and engineers recording projects from his own Three Hearted Studio in Hoback.

What started as a casual, mostly acoustic project in 2013 has evolved into a multi-headed beast of a Mystery Machine in 2018. Across friendships, recording projects and stage time, Davis has tapped over a dozen top-notch players from Teton County to be involved. When he’s not chasing trout with a fly rod, Davis is performing solo, duo and with full band incarnations to bring his Mystery Machine vision to fruition.

From "searing slide guitar" (Country Weekly) in the country-blues vein ala Duane Allman, to grooving poetic tunes that swing from soulful folk to gypsy-grass and Rock N Roll, Aaron is a lover of the energy harvested from both acoustic roots and electric sounds. For this reason, he utilizes an arsenal of instruments—electric guitars, resonator/dobro, banjo and harmonica. A self-made, independent artist dedicated to his craft, The New York Times noted Aaron's “entrepreneurial gumption” in producing such entertaining stage shows as the “traveling concert circus” that is the WYOmericana Caravan Tour.

Davis has released eight albums since 2005 with various projects, most notably four studio albums with Screen Door Porch. The first two Screen Door Porch albums—Screen Door Porch (2010) and The Fate & The Fruit (2012)—were internationally recognized in a combined eight “Best Albums of the Year” lists while hovering in the Top 25 of the Euro-Americana Chart. Modern Settler (2015) was voted Album of the Year by Wyoming Public Radio listeners while Pay it Forward (2017) shows a band at their creative peak before taking an indefinite hiatus under the best of terms.

The aforementioned projects have allowed Davis to share the stage with some of his songwriting and guitar-slinging heroes: Wilco, Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Buddy Guy, Sam Bush, Grace Potter, Justin Townes Earle, and Jalan Crossland.

There are certainties and there are conundrums. The Mystery Machine hovers like a pendulum, gravitating from the worn path and aiming towards the genuine. Enter the Machine and buckle up.
Venue Information:
Cheyenne Depot Plaza
1 Depot Square Capitol & W 15th St
Cheyenne, WY, 82001