Jackson Hole Weekly – Bayou Americana at Music on Main
by Aaron Davis, Jackson Hole Weekly
** Wednesday July 6, 2011 **
Jackson Hole, Wyo. — “Putting a fire out” can mean a lot of things when coming from the mouth of a touring musician. Mandolinist-vocalist Aaron Wilkinson of Honey Island Swamp Band used the phrase when he dealt with a radiator issue on the band’s touring vehicle just before connecting with me for a brief phone chat.
“Its glamorous rock star stuff,” Wilkinson joked.
The New Orleans-based quartet plays “Bayou Americana” tunes anchored by soaring guitar, sure-handed mandolin and four-part vocal harmony. The band is making its first road trip through Idaho this week, and its performance at Music On Main is one of only two shows it’s put on in the Rocky Mountain region. The first thing that caught my attention was…