Last fall, Crossland played to a sold out crowd at the Whitney Center. This year, he’ll play new material as well as fan favorites from his recently released eighth album, Singalongs for the Apocalypse, which won Wyoming Public Radio’s People’s Choice Award for best Wyoming release of 2017.
“Anyone who’s seen Jalan, absolutely loves him,” said Erin Hanke, Whitney Center for the Arts director. “We can’t wait to get Jalan back into our concert hall. Our acoustics amplify his incredible talent, and the audience experience is exceptional.”
Crossland hails from Ten Sleep, Wyoming. His compositions reflect his life in a small-town, population 300, and his performance style appeals to music lovers across all genres.
Considered one of the finest guitarists in American (Spencer Bohren), he is known for his banjo picking skills and genuine on-stage presence that captures and involves the crowd. New York Times columnist Michael Seagall said it well, “He casts a sardonic but affectionate eye on the rough-hewn lives of Western people.” Crossland plays in venues large and small across the west and won the Wyoming Arts Council Governor’s Arts Award in 2013.
About Whitney Center for the Arts
Whitney Center for the Arts is home to live performances, art exhibitions and Sheridan College Schools of Music and Art. As one of the most advanced arts education centers in the west, it features programs in music, painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking and digital media. The WCA opened in 2016, providing students and arts patrons across the Northern Rockies with a state-of-the-art space for fine and performing arts programs, and shows and performances by artists from around the world. The 54,000 square-foot facility features a 422-seat concert hall, the largest in the region, including a changeable proscenium stage, motorized fly system and hydraulically convertible orchestra pit. Two gallery spaces showcase work by students, faculty and traveling shows throughout the year.