PFAC Sound Check with Jalan Crossland June 27
Crossland, Hill & Screen Door Porch to rock American Legion Park in Pinedale
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
June 13, 2009
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present the second annual "Sound Check," an evening of free music Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the American Legion Park in Pinedale, WY beginning at 5:00 p.m.
After a successful show last summer, Sound Check II will feature a bigger lineup this year, most notably headliners The Jalan Crossland Band. Crossland, of Ten Sleep, WY is one of the most respected guitarists in the country and his name remains at the top of the list when mentioning great alt-country and Americana acts of the past decade. Crossland's songs are vivid, first-hand accounts of life in the small towns and backcountry of 21st century America. Like the people they portray, the songs are tough and honest. They also reflect the tremendous heart and soul of their colorful characters. Even where the warp and weave is of hardship or heartbreak, the songs are threaded with strings of optimism and humor.
Also playing Sound Check II will be Screen Door Porch, featuring Jackson Hole singer/songwriters Aaron Davis and Seadar Rose. Screen Door Porch is carving a contemporary duet sound thatís more than just two people with guitars and voices. Utilizing percussion, folk instruments, harmony and ambient textures, Rose and Davis add a new-found depth to Americana music.
Opening this yearís Sound Check will be local singer/songwriter Terry Hill. Hill has played a number of Pinedale Fine Arts Council functions over the past three years and plays locally on a weekly basis. His 2007 album, "Paso Por Aqui," is arguably the finest record to come out of Sublette County.
The now annual Sound Check was first conceived a year ago by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council as a means of testing the new sound system they purchased with grant money from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund. The Town of Pinedale and the Sublette County Recreation Board also helped support this event. As this is a park setting, please feel free to bring a chair, cooler and donít forget sunscreen.
PFACís Sound Check II is free of charge, though donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please visit www.pinedalefinearts.com or call 307-367-7322.