5th Annual WYOmericana Caravan Tour
May 25, 2017 8:00 pm
5th Annual WYOmericana Caravan Tour
Doors 7 pm | Show 8 pm
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.
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
Jalan Crossland full bio
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.”
Screen Door Porch
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.”
Low Water String Band
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