MAY 12, 2012 - KEY WEST, FL - Jalan Crossland @ 17th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival
Wyoming based singer-songwriter Jalan Crossland journeyed to Key West for the Better Angels Key West Songwriters Festival presented by BMI. The 17th annual Songwriters Festival featured more than 100 top songwriters, staged at an array of the island’s most popular drinking holes and hot spots, bookended by full-band concerts. Informal adaptations of Nashville’s signature in-the-round acoustic showcases dominated much of the schedule, while an event-capping street concert added an enticing Mardi Gras spirit to the mix.
The festival spanned five days and nights, from May 2 thru 6, with over 30 free shows on 25+ stages. While this was Jalan’s first appearance at the Key West festival, he’s no stranger to a BMI stage. In mid-April Crossland performed on the BMI Songwriter Stage at the French Quarter Festival, his second appearance at the New Orleans festival in as many years. In all, he played five performances at the Key West festival.
Photo credit: Erika Goldring