Jalan Crossland and Banshee Tree
Laradise Music Showcase #10

Jalan Crossland and Banshee Tree

Performers:
Jalan Crossland
Banshee Tree
All Ages
Coal Crek Tap/LPCC/BendeRuble Sound Present the Laradise Music Showcase

Currently located in Boulder, Colorado, Banshee Tree has quickly developed a reputation as one the west’s most multifaceted young touring bands. Combining the sounds of acoustic instruments with a diverse blend of EDM, jam, & early jazz, Thomas LaFond’s intrepid lyrics & compositions serve as a platform for hot swing and deep trance grooves. Fans of Gogol Bordello, Caravan Palace, and Django Reinhardt will appreciate this driving, earthy acoustic dance music. Their newest release, “In the Company of Crows”, is currently available through Bandcamp, Itunes, and Spotify.

Jalan Crossland is an “endemic Wyoming treasure” (Rita Basom- Wyoming Arts Council). He is widely acclaimed by audiences, critics, and his musical peers as being a premier acoustic guitarist, as well as banjo player, singer-songwriter, and engaging showman. Along with dozens of regional contest awards, his extraordinary guitar work earned him National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship honors in ’97 and the State Flatpick Championship title of his home state in 1999. In recognition for his contribution to the arts in Wyoming, he was bestowed with the Governor’s Arts Award in 2013. Biography continued …

“…always able to fuse great storytelling with an affable but highly skilled playing style.”

–Josh Rhoten, CHEYENNE TRIBUNE EAGLE

“A resounding, ‘Well done!'”

-FINGERSTYLE GUITAR MAGAZINE

“An endemic Wyoming Treasure”

– Rita Basom, WYOMING ARTS COUNCIL

“I don’t even know that guy, and I don’t use a George Forman Grill!”

-Taj Mahal

“…A great impact on the music scene in Wyoming”

– Grady Kirkpatrick, WYOMING PUBLIC RADIO

“Jalan Crossland was killer! He played things I wish I knew how to play.”

-John McEwen, NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND

“…so fluid and articulate that the most seasoned players will be amazed and inspired. Adding vibrant vocals to his commanding guitar style, he is truly a singular talent.”

– Barb Evanson, DAHL FINE ARTS CENTER, Rapid City SD

“I love it when you play the banjo! You remind me of those bears at Disney Land (TM)!”

-Innominate Old Lady

“Extraordinary talent in crafting wonderful songs that have been loved by many

and performed by numerous artists across the nation.”

-Paul Jarvis, BIG HORN MT FESTIVAL, Buffalo WY

“One of the finest guitarists in America”

-Spencer Bohren

“If you’re lucky enough to hear Jalan play, observe the audience.

It will be made almost entirely of drop-jawed, glassy-eyed, altogether astonished listeners.”

-PANACHE MAGAZINE, Rapid City, SD

“More than just a great picker, Crossland’s performances feature graceful delivery and genuine character”

– PLANET JACKSON HOLE, Jackson WY

“Mixes raw talent and obvious practice with passion, whimsy, and a feel for what people want to see ad hear.”

-THE EAR, Park City UT

“A grand experimenter”

-Northern WY Daily News

Venue Information:
Gryphon Theatre
710 E garfield suite 110
Laramie, WY, 82070