Jeff Crosby, Walter Salas-Humara

The Orpheum Presents:

Jeff Crosby

Walter Salas-Humara

Thursday, September 20 2018

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

$11.00 - $13.00

This event is all ages

Jeff Crosby
Jeff Crosby
Born and raised in Idaho, Jeff Crosby has been sharing his unique perspective of Americana throughout the US and beyond for the past decade. His songs and stories paint a picture of the hardships and beauty of being raised and living in small town America, to five years living in a shoe box apartment off Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles CA. Then traveling and living on the road playing 250 shows a year. Though recently making the move to Nashville TN, Jeff continues to spend majority of his time touring the country.

After spending the last two years splitting his time between playing guitar for Widespread Panic song-writer Jerry Joseph and performing with his own band, The Refugees, Jeff hit the studio to record his fourth full length album, Postcards from Magdalena. These new songs were inspired by the places and cultures Crosby experienced while traveling and touring across the U.S., Iceland, the U.K., Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua, and Alaska.
Walter Salas-Humara
Walter Salas-Humara
Singer/songwriter and visual artist Walter Salas-Humara was conceived in Havana, born in New York City and raised in Southern Florida. His rock band The Silos was voted Best New American Band in the Rolling Stone Critics' Poll of 1987, and according to The New York Times, "His austere style inflects the astringent twang of The Velvet Underground with the drone of R.E.M. and adds countryish echoes that recall Gram Parsons."

Over the last 25 years, The Silos have recorded 12 albums, appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and put in thousands of days on the road. Salas-Humara has also recorded two previous solo albums -- 1988's Lagartija and 1995's Radar -- and on August 12, 2014, he will release his third, entitled Curve and Shake, distributed by The Orchard.

For the album, Salas-Humara enlists Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons (backing band on "What We Can Bring" and "The Craziest Feeling"), up-and-coming Ontario, California band Groove Session (backing band on "Satellite" and "Uncomplicated") and musicians/vocalists Charlie Salas-Humara, Marius Libman of the Portland art-rock band Sun Angle, Ryan Williams, Sarven Manguiat, Wally Ingram, Jason Victor, Aaron English and Amy Daggett.

As Rolling Stone contributing editor and long-time fan Anthony DeCurtis states in his liner notes: "That sense of being untethered from certainties, of floating, permeates Curve and Shake. The feeling is gentle, not quite scary, but with an element of unease. Letting go of expectations combines aspects of sadness, freedom and even wonder. How and why did things go so wrong? But if the world is so fluid, perhaps they can go right again. 'Does it have to be so hard?... So many things can go wrong if you try and understand them,' Walter sings in 'Uncomplicated.' The implication is that letting go and giving yourself over to life's inevitable twists and turns, its curves and shakes, rather than trying to control them, is a likelier path to happiness."

An accomplished painter who splits his time between Flagstaff, Arizona and NYC, and whose work is featured in the Universal Pictures release Get Him to the Greek starring Jonah Hill and Russell Brand, Salas-Humara painted and designed the cover art for Curve and Shake.