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Casper WY- March 7, 2017
Jalan and his esteemed ensemble headlined the Best Of 307 event, for over 700 dancing revelers, with their long-time musical friends John Kirin and Chad Lore kicking off the evening.


 

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CASPER, WY – August 3, 2014

Jalan and his band were invited by one of their all-time favorite ensembles, the NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND, to share the stage for their encore set at the 20th Annual Beartrap Festival! They played songs by Bob Dylan and The Band in front of a huge crowd on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on Casper Mountain, and were quite tickled by it all.


 

CHEYENNE, WY – June 26, 2014

A most excellent painting of Jalan playing his guitar, rendered by Cheyenne artist Jordan Dean, was added as a permanent feature on a traffic-light electrical box at the corner of Terry & 17th in downtown Cheyenne, as part of Leadership Cheyenne’s Class of 2013 Beautification Project. Jalan was really hoping for a bronze statue in front of the Capitol Building, but is honored by this gesture and impressed by Jordan’s amazing talent! Thank you, Jordan and Cheyenne!


NASHVILLE, TN – June 20, 2014

Jalan Crossland releases new album “No Cause For Despair”

Jalan Crossland released his new album (his seventh), No Cause For Despair on June 20. The album features 11 new compositions and marks his return to the studio with his bandmates along with a few guest instrumental specialists.

Original drummer/percussionist Pat Madsen rejoins the trio (he first played on Trailer Park Fire & Other Tragedies), and long time sideman/bassist/collaborator Shaun Kelley contributed production and arrangement skills, as well as strings and vocals.

The album is the third project Jalan has recorded at Thunderground Sound Studios in Laramie WY (recording engineer Dan Tinker – mixing engineer James Stevens – mastering engineer Jim Wilson).

Crossland recently completed a solo tour through the Midwest where he made debut appearances at the 4th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival on May 29/30 (he’s already been invited back for next year’s festival) and wrapped up the tour at the UnVarnished Music Festival in SW Minnesota. The new album is now available on his website.



BOISE, ID – June 23, 2013

Jalan Crossland featured in New York Times

New York Times article

The WYOmericana Caravan concert tour caught the attention of journalist Michael Segell. Segell embedded with the musicians for a week and wrote this incredible full page article which was featured in the New York Times on Sunday, June 23.

Read the New York Times article.


LOS ANGELES, CA – July 16, 2013

Jalan Crossland on ESPN.com

ESPN Real Snow Backcountry ESPN

Jalan Crossland’s music is playing on ESPN.com’s Real Snow Backcountry, the X Games all-video backcountry snowboarding contest running in conjunction with X Games Los Angeles.

Eight of the world’s best backcountry snowboarders were selected to challenge for a shot at $50,000 and Winter X Games Gold. Online fan voting from July 16 thru 31 will determine the winning video, which will be shown on X Games Los Angeles on ESPN, Aug. 1-4.

Contestant Mark Carter’s video features the driving western twang of Jalan Crossland’s “Hard To Stop The Killin’” in the music bed of his backcountry snowboarding video. Mark’s video was eliminated from the tournament bracket style challenge, but can still be seen by clicking this link.


JACKSON, WY – June 21, 2013

Jalan Crossland w/Tedeschi Trucks Band in Jackson

Tedeshi Trucks Jalan

Jalan Crossland returned to Jackson to play the Jackson Hole Center For The Arts, opening for Tedeschi Trucks Band. The show was fabulously received – his solo opening-slot performance was given a standing ovation by the patrons of the sold out show.


KEY WEST, FL – May 6, 2013

Jalan Crossland weathers Songwriters Festival

Songwriters Fest 2013

Torrential downpours caused temporary flooding but didn’t dampen the spirits of the songwriters or festival goers at the 2013 Key West Songwriters Festival. It was an often rainy week, but none of Jalan’s shows were cancelled. Not to say there weren’t weather issues.

On Thursday patrons braved ankle deep rain water in the brick courtyard at Smokin’ Tuna Saloon to find safe haven in the detached, but covered, cabanna/bar for the venue’s opening show of the week.

The weather cleared up after that and the festival continued on. Here’s a photo of the dock on the Atlantic where our pal Dana lives. Jalan spent the first morning in the Keys on the dock rehearsing for the upcoming shows.


CHEYENNE, WY – February 8, 2013

Jalan Crossland receives Governor’s Arts Award

Governors Award

Jalan Crossland was honored at the 2012 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Awards annual gala and ceremony held February 8, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of Little America Resort in Cheyenne. The Ten Sleep resident is only the second musician to receive the Governor’s Arts Award in the last decade.

Governor Matt Mead presented the award which recognizes artists, arts organizations and patrons who have displayed excellence in the arts, as well as outstanding service and dedication to the arts in Wyoming.

The Wyoming Arts Council honored two other recipients this year as well – Advocacy for Visual Arts (AVA) Center in Gillette and visual artist and educator Lynn Mumms of Casper. The gala event was attended by more than 500 patrons, artists, legislators and previous winners. Crossland has recorded six albums and performs solo and with his band throughout the year.

*Photo by Richard Collier


KEY WEST, FL – May 5, 2012

Jalan Crossland @ 17th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival

Key West Songwriters Fest

Wyoming based singer-songwriter Jalan Crossland journeyed to Key West for the Better Angels Key West Songwriters Festival presented by BMI. The 17th annual Songwriters Festival featured more than 100 top songwriters, staged at an array of the island’s most popular drinking holes and hot spots, bookended by full-band concerts. Informal adaptations of Nashville’s signature in-the-round acoustic showcases dominated much of the schedule, while an event-capping street concert added an enticing Mardi Gras spirit to the mix.

The festival spanned five days and nights, from May 2 thru 6, with over 30 free shows on 25+ stages. While this was Jalan’s first appearance at the Key West festival, he’s no stranger to a BMI stage. In mid-April Crossland performed on the BMI Songwriter Stage at the French Quarter Festival, his second appearance at the New Orleans festival in as many years. In all, he played five performances at the Key West festival.

Photo credit: Erika Goldring


NASHVILLE, TN – April 24, 2012Jalan Crossland @ 17th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival

Wyoming based singer-songwriter Jalan Crossland is journeying to Key West, having been invited to perform at the Better Angels Key West Songwriters Festival presented by BMI. The 17th annual Songwriters Festival will feature more than 100 top songwriters, staged at an array of the island’s most popular drinking holes and hot spots, bookended by full-band concerts. Informal adaptations of Nashville’s signature in-the-round acoustic showcases dominate much of the schedule, while an event-capping street concert adds an enticing Mardi Gras spirit to the mix. This year’s festival spans five days and nights, from May 2 thru 6, with over 30 free shows on 25+ stages.

While this is Jalan’s first appearance at the Key West festival, he’s no stranger to a BMI stage. In mid-April Crossland performed on the BMI Songwriter Stage at the French Quarter Festival, his second appearance at the New Orleans festival in as many years. He’s slated for three perfomances at the Key West festival:
Thursday (May 3) with Suzi Ragsdale @ Old Town Manor
Friday (May 4) with Brent Burns, Bobby Weinstein, Roger Sovine, Phoenix Mendoza, Patrice Pike, Todd Taylor and James Slater @ Smokin’ Tuna Saloon
Saturday (May 5) with Matt Ramsey, Dillon Dixon, Ben Donaher, Walker Hayes and Jeff Black @ Ibis Bay Resort

Crossland, who resides in Ten Sleep WY (population 328) has released six albums since 2000 and has developed a fiercely loyal following fueled by his musicianship (he’s a former flat-picking champion) and his talent as an entertainer. This year he’s playing all his concerts as solo performances in support of his newest release, Portrait of a Fish.

For more information contact Ted Wagner at 615-613-3292 or tedwagner@rocketmail.com.


NASHVILLE, TN – March 30, 2012

Jalan Crossland Unveils “Portrait”

Jalan Crossland has released his sixth album, Portrait of a Fish, an enjoyable and eclectic 12 song collection. In a way, the album reflects a return to his early recording roots. Like Poorboy Shanty (his second album) and Moonshiner (his third), Portrait of a Fish is rootsy and honest, with greater emphasis on performance and less on production. Those earlier outings were more sparsely produced than his more recent full band offerings.

But Portrait of a Fish goes beyond that simple comparison. Yes, it’s a “solo project” in the truest sense – just Jalan and his guitar or banjo, performing each song in a simple no frills setting – no overdubs, no studio “hocus pocus”, no nonsense. More than that however, the album demonstrates his growth as an artist. Tracking the album, one can sense his confidence as a performer and maturity as a musician.

The album opens with the title cut, a light-hearted and clever tale of a fish in search of a painter to render his (or her – with fish how can you tell?) portrait. His banjo-loving fans will appreciate the appearance of the banjo in three of the first five songs, as well as being the featured instrument on the album’s lone instrumental, “Colored Aristocracy”. His guitar prowess is first revealed in “Joanne”, where he adeptly delivers a minute-and-a-half guitar movement. Crossland leads the listener through this set of original compositions, traditional songs, and the occasional cover tune. Not surprisingly, Crossland commences the album on a crescendo with his version of Gordon Lightfoot’s “Don Quixote” that features another extended (three-minutes-plus) guitar movement.

Portrait of a Fish embodies the core sensibilities of Jalan Crossland the artist. As a storyteller, musician and entertainer, Crossland delivers on all counts. Long time fans and first time listeners alike will appreciate the unforced grace of this album, which is perhaps his most spectacular collection to date.

For more information contact Ted Wagner at 615-613-3292 or tedwagner@rocketmail.com


TEN SLEEP, WY – September 1, 2011

Jalan Crossland Unveils “Portrait”

Portrait of a Fish

Jalan’s sixth album, Portrait of a Fish, is an enjoyable and eclectic 12 song collection and in a way the album reflects a return to his early recording roots. Like Poorboy Shanty (his second album) and Moonshiner (his third), Portrait of a Fish is rootsy and honest, with greater emphasis on performance and less on production. Those earlier outings were more sparsely produced than his more recent full band offerings.

But Portrait of a Fish goes beyond that simple comparison. Yes, it’s a “solo project” in the truest sense – just Jalan and his guitar or banjo, performing each song in a simple no frills setting – no overdubs, no studio “hocus pocus”, no nonsense. More than that however, the album demonstrates his growth as an artist. Tracking the album, one can sense his confidence as a performer and maturity as a musician.

The album opens with the title cut, a light-hearted and clever tale of a fish in search of a painter to render his (or her – with fish how can you tell?) portrait. His banjo-loving fans will appreciate the appearance of the banjo in three of the first five songs, as well as being the featured instrument on the album’s lone instrumental, “Colored Aristocracy”. His guitar prowess is first revealed in “Joanne”, where he adeptly delivers a minute-and-a-half guitar movement. Crossland leads the listener through this set of original compositions, traditional songs, and the occasional cover tune. Not surprisingly, Crossland commences the album on a crescendo with his version of Gordon Lightfoot’s “Don Quixote” that features another extended (three-minutes-plus) guitar movement.

Portrait of a Fish embodies the core sensibilities of Jalan Crossland the artist. As a storyteller, musician and entertainer, Crossland delivers on all counts. Long time fans and first time listeners alike will appreciate the unforced grace of this album, which is perhaps his most spectacular collection to date.


NEW ORLEANS, LA – April 9, 2011

Jalan Crossland on BMI’s Songwriter Stage at the French Quarter Fest

Songwriters fest New Orleans

Jalan Crossland was tapped to perform at the French Quarter Festival 2011 in New Orleans. He was featured on the BMI Songwriter Stage in the courtyard at The Historic New Orleans Collection. Jalan Crossland is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Wyoming. Fueled by his live performances and self-released albums, he’s built a loyal regional following and is touring in support of his latest project, Driftwood Souls.

While Jalan’s primary tool of musical expression is the guitar, he’s equally comfortable playing the 5-string and 6-string banjo. This was his first appearance at the French Quarter Festival, now marking its 28th anniversary.