Critically-acclaimed Musician Jalan Crossland will appear Nov. 1 at The Thompson’s Opera House in Pioche at 7 p.m. Known as an “endemic Wyoming treasure,” according to his website, Crossland “is widely acclaimed by audiences, critics and his musical peers as being a premier acoustic guitarist, banjo player, singer-songwriter and engaging showman.”
Crossland was raised and resides in a rural mountain town, population 300. He writes songs “about drinking, fighting hobos, roughnecks, trailer park fires, oil patch strippers and little neighborhood dogs that bite,” the website stated. He has been called in a review a “bundle of loose-limbed energy, a loveable bad boy who alternates love songs with knockdown banjo tunes.”
A Park City, Utah publication noted, “Crossland mixes raw talent and obvious practice with passion, whimsy and a feel for what people want to see and hear.”
Another reviewer said, “To pin any one label on Crossland’s body of work would be a crime. It’s not country. It’s not rock. It sure as hell ain’t your daddy’s bluegrass! His characters and stories come alive to form an often dark, yet highly humorous interpretation of the American Experience.”
Crossland has released seven albums of primarily his own song, and performs throughout the U.S. and occasionally in Europe.
Volunteer manager of the Opera House, Leslie Derkovitz encourages the Lincoln County community not to miss out on this performance. Tickets are $15 and are available at Tillie’s Mini Mart, with Derkovitz (775-962-5426) or at the door.