Walter Salas-Humara is the chief songwriter for and a founding member of The Silos, which formed in 1985 in NYC. The Silos were voted the “Best New American Band” in the Rolling Stone Critics Poll of 1987 and have released more than a dozen albums to date. As indicated by its name, which suggests both agrarian populism and impending apocalypse, the band shows influences of post-punk East Village experimentalism as well as the nascent country rock revivalism that would return at decade’s end.
As described in The New York Times, “The band’s austere style inflects the astringent twang of the Velvet Underground with the drone of R.E.M. and adds countryish echoes that recall Gram Parsons.”
Salas-Humara has also recorded four solo records, numerous live albums and several one-offs with other songwriters, and has produced albums for other artists. He is of Cuban-American extraction and known for his occasional use of Spanish-language lyrics. He also works as a painter and visual artist.
Walter Salas-Humara has shared the stage with the following greats: Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Matthew Sweet, American Music Club, Chris Whitley, Hootie and The Blowfish, Violent Femmes, The Jayhawks, Yo La Tengo, Certain General, The Reivers, Victoria Williams, Mark Ribot, Ryan Adams, Jon Dee Graham, Alejandro Escovedo, Living Color, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Jon Langford, The Waco Brothers, Chuck Prophet, Jerry Joseph, Caitlin Cary, Anders Parker, Lynyrd Skynyrd… to name a few.
His forthcoming album us due out this summer, via Hoboken’s Rhyme & Reason Records.
This is a BYOB and BYOC (folding chairs). Tickets are $15. Folks can buy advance tickets by stopping in, or phoning in with credit card ($2 extra per ticket for credit card charge).
Tickets are very limited so we encourage you to act fast, as these shows frequently sell out.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
DOORS / 7:30PM SHOW – Sharp!
@ Guitar Bar Jr. 203 11th St, Hoboken
BYOB & BYOC
(Limited seating available. If you absolutely must sit, please bring your own chair or cushion.)
Tickets are $15 ($2 surcharge if paying with card) Stop into either shop, or call to pay by phone.