5th Annual WYOmericana Caravan Tour

5th Annual WYOmericana Caravan Tour

Jalan Crossland, Screen Door Porch, Low Water String Band

Thu · May 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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WYOmericana Caravan Tour
WYOmericana Caravan Tour
5th Annual WYOmericana Caravan Tour

A grassroots ride through Wyoming’s musical landscape featuring…
Jalan Crossland + Screen Door Porch + Low Water String Band + collaboration


Described by The New York Times as “a traveling concert circus,” the 5th annual WYOmericana Caravan Tour is an award-winning, collaborative music tour featuring an eclectic bill of Wyoming’s top acts. The national tour is a rolling representation of Wyoming’s burgeoning songwriter scene—a blend of Americana, world-class flat pickin, rock, bluegrass, folk, alt-country, and vintage slide blues. Featuring three engaging acts and a dozen musicians “caravanning” down the road together, artists perform individual sets with a heap of ad-libbed collaborations. A “Last Waltz” style encore with all members of the tour closes each show, adding a camaraderie element absent from most modern day traveling shows. The 2017 Caravan will feature Jalan Crossland, Screen Door Porch, and Low Water String Band propelling a creative force that can only happen through decisive collaboration and musical exploration. WYOmericana.com

More about the 2017 artists:

Jalan Crossland (Ten Sleep, WY) In a blue collar, John Hartford, van-down-by-the-river, porch-pickin’ sort of way, Jalan Crossland is an endemic Wyoming treasure. Widely acclaimed by audiences, critics and his musical peers as being a premier acoustic guitarist as well as a extremely fluid banjo player, the singer-songwriter and engaging showman has won dozens of regional contest awards. His extraordinary guitar work earned him National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship honors and he was bestowed with the Governor’s Arts Award in 2013. Crossland has released seven albums of primarily his own songs, and performs throughout the U.S. According to the New York Times, “his song Big Horn Mountain Blues is so popular in Wyoming that it is practically the official state song.” JalanCrossland.com

Casting an artful sound with lyrical purpose that nods to Soulful Americana, Roots-Rock and vintage CountryBlues, quartet Screen Door Porch (Jackson Hole, WY) is akin to “Stevie Nicks meets The Band, with Ryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt hanging out backstage” (605 Magazine). It’s grooving, electrified porch music adorned with the soulful pipes of Seadar Rose and propped-up by Aaron Davis’s gritty slide guitar, quirky banjo pickin’, and an infectious rollercoaster of a live show. Screen Door Porch’s album Modern Settler was voted Album of the Year by Wyoming Public Radio listeners, while the band’s fourth release Pay it Forward (2017) showcases the rawness of their acoustic roots heroes combined with the spirit of late 60s/70s golden era rock and roll. Performances from Treefort Fest to SXSW have been praised by many publications including Paste Magazine, which called the band “an impressive musical discovery.” ScreenDoorPorch.com

Low Water String Band (Lander, WY) is an indie bluegrass quartet featuring Jared Scott (banjo), Joe LeFevere (mandolin/fiddle), Annie Scott (upright bass), and Stuart Cerovski (guitar). The band has been pickin’ their way out of Lander since 2012 and released their first album of eleven original songs last year. Performances have been turning heads around the region and include Whatfest, NoWoodstock Fest, and Big Horn Folk Festival. Low Water String Band is currently recording their second album to be released in 2017. LowWaterStringBand.com

Hop on board with The WYO Caravan - it's a grassroots ride through Wyoming’s musical landscape!

"If you're lucky enough to hear Jalan Crossland play live, observe the audience. It will be made almost entirely of drop-jawed, glassy-eyed, altogether astonished listeners." ~ Panache Magazine, Black Hills SD

"Screen Door Porch has transformed roots music into something much larger...a down home goodtime vibe...sonic hypnosis has set in and Screen Door Porch seems like the only place to live." ~Industry Executive Bill Bentley’s Bandstand Best Releases
"Nothing says Wyoming better then the Low Water String Band with fresh folk sounds that pull from the rocks and sage around them. Remember with this band- whisky is optional but dancing boots are required." ~Rose Burke, Lander LIVE concerts
Jalan Crossland
Jalan Crossland
"There ain't much to see in a small town, but what you hear sure makes up for it" is the old adage. In Ten Sleep WY, population 307, what you'll hear - more often than not - is a clanky old banjo ricocheting off the storefronts and buttes, like a renegade .22 rifle shell. This clamor is Jalan Crossland, the local trailer park troubadour. His singing voice is as dusty as the Triassic shale hillsides, spinning yarns and painting portraits of the lives and people of the rural Rocky Mountain West. "Gossip is even better when you sing it" says Jalan.

Although playing the banjo is "more fun than poking little chicken heads under the water", Crossland's primary tool of musical expression has always been the guitar. In 1997, Jalan placed 2nd at the Winfield, KS. National Fingerstyle Guitar competition, and 1st in the state flatpicking contest of his Wyoming home. These added to dozens of regional championship awards, attest that his playing is"...so dexterous that when he stops at the end of a song, you realize you forgot to breathe"--The Weekly News, Rapid City SD.

Crossland's songs are vivid, first-hand accounts of life in the small towns and backcountry of 21st century America. Like the people they portray, the songs are tough and honest. They also reflect the tremendous heart and soul of their colorful characters. Even where the warp and weave is of hardship or heartbreak, the songs are threaded with strings of optimism and humor.

Jalan's lyrics travel in a musical vehicle more akin to a rusty, hopped-up '66' Ford (with 3-on-the-tree) than an air-conditioned Prius. The sound glides along on the wheels of a country music clearly not to be mistaken for mainstream. Old-time and bluegrass are present, but treated to the creative freedom of rock-n-roll.

"More than just a great picker, Crossland's performances feature graceful delivery and genuine character"--Planet Jackson Hole, Jackson WY. Whether performing solo or with his band, Jalan's concerts are energetic, upbeat and fun. On stage, he is as comfortable as he would be pickin' on his own front porch. This relaxed demeanor disarms the coolest of audiences, pulling everyone onto that porch alongside him, with their luke-warm beer and paper plates full of hot-wings.

Crossland and his band have recorded 3 CDs; 'Poorboy Shanty', 'Moonshiner', and 'Trailer Park Fire & Other Tragedies'. They perform full-time, throughout the U.S., venturing as far afield as Europe and Australia. Jalan has been the opening act on several tours with alt-country legend, Robert Earl Keen, has appeared on television, radio, and in dozens of magazines including The New York Times, No Depression, and Fingerstyle Guitar, sharing concert and festival stages with many of the biggest musical acts in the nation.

"If you're lucky enough to hear Jalan play live, observe the audience. It will be made almost entirely of drop-jawed, glassy-eyed, altogether astonished listeners." -- Panache Magazine, Black Hills SD

"I ain't great at anything, but if you are half-assed at enough things, and roll em all together, you can amount to more than one whole ass." -- J. Crossland
Screen Door Porch
Screen Door Porch
Quartet Screen Door Porch (Jackson Hole, WY) delivers a Wyoming- grown fusion of Country- Blues, Roots-Rock and soulful Americana akin to “Stevie Nicks meets The Band, with Ryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt hanging out backstage” (605 Magazine). Grooving, electrified porch music is adorned with the soulful pipes of Seadar Rose and propped-up by Aaron Davis’s gritty slide guitar, quirky banjo pickin’, and the pair’s infectious female/male vocal harmonies. Touring as a rocking four-piece with drummer/vocalist Andy Peterson and bassist David Bundy, Screen Door Porch’s third studio album Modern Settler was voted #1 Regional Album of 2015 by WPR, and the band’s performances from Treefort Fest to SXSW have been noted by many including Paste Magazine, which called the band “an impressive musical discovery.”
Low Water String Band
Low Water String Band
Venue Information:
The State Room
638 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
http://www.thestateroomslc.com/