APRIL 24, 2012- NASHVILLE, TN -Jalan Crossland @ 17th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival
Wyoming based singer-songwriter Jalan Crossland is journeying to Key West, having been invited to perform at the Better Angels Key West Songwriters Festival presented by BMI. The 17th annual Songwriters Festival will feature 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 dominate much of the schedule, while an event-capping street concert adds an enticing Mardi Gras spirit to the mix. This year’s festival spans five days and nights, from May 2 thru 6, with over 30 free shows on 25+ stages.
While this is 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. He’s slated for three perfomances at the Key West festival:
Thursday (May 3) with Suzi Ragsdale @ Old Town Manor
Friday (May 4) with Brent Burns, Bobby Weinstein, Roger Sovine, Phoenix Mendoza, Patrice Pike, Todd Taylor and James Slater @ Smokin’ Tuna Saloon
Saturday (May 5) with Matt Ramsey, Dillon Dixon, Ben Donaher, Walker Hayes and Jeff Black @ Ibis Bay Resort
Crossland, who resides in Ten Sleep WY (population 328) has released six albums since 2000 and has developed a fiercely loyal following fueled by his musicianship (he’s a former flat-picking champion) and his talent as an entertainer. This year he’s playing all his concerts as solo performances in support of his newest release, Portrait of a Fish.
For more information contact Ted Wagner at 615-613-3292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.