Jalan Crossland in Concert (Progressive Voices Concert Series)

  • 1800 Bell Ave., 1800 Bell Ave. | Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Presented By: Progressive Voices Concert Series at First Unitarian Church
  • Dates: November 9, 2018
  • Location: First Unitarian Church
  • Phone: (515) 244-8603
  • Start/End Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Event Times: From: 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
  • Price: Single Tickets: $20 Advance /$25 Door, Season Tickets: 4 Shows for $70 /6 Shows for $105, available at
  • Overview

    Wyoming singer-songwriter and National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Jalan Crossland, performs original Americana songs that often paint a dark yet highly humorous picture of the American experience. “Kanky songs about drinkin’, fightin’, hobos, roughnecks, trailer park fires, oil-patch strippers, and little neighborhood dogs that bite, are lent their truth-is-stranger-than-fiction wobble by virtue of the fact that Jalan was raised and resides in a rural mountain town, population >300. He casts a sardonic but affectionate eye on the roughhewn lives of Western people. Crosslands Big Horn Mountain Blues is so popular in Wyoming that it is practically the official state song.” (Michael Segell- New York Times)