Jalan Crossland

April 26, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.
The Lyric

Jalan performs full time as solo artist, offering arrangements on kanky songs about drinkin, fightin, hobos, roughnecks, trailer park fires, oil-patch strippers, and little neighborhood dogs that bite. Jalan has been called a bundle of loose-limbed energy, a lovable bad boy who alternates love songs with knockdown banjo tunes about towns known for nothing more than hard luck, bad blood, bullshit, and beer. (Michael Segell- New York Times) The Planet in Jackson Hole sum it up: More than a great picker, Crosslands performances feature graceful delivery and genuine character.

To pin any one label on Crosslands body of work would be a crime. Its not country. Its not rock. It sure as hell aint your daddys bluegrass! His characters and stories come alive to form an often dark, yet highly humorous interpretation of the American Experience.
Marcus Huff, Laramie Zine

A dazzling technician on six-string banjo and guitar, Mr. Crossland, a lefty, has placed second in the National Finger Style Guitar Championships and shredded numerous regional flatpicking contests.
Michael Segell, New York Times

Crossland has always been able to fuse great storytelling with an affable but highly skilled playing style.
Josh Rhoten, Wyoming Tribune Eagle

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