On the western high plains, the musical highway is often a dusty country road reverberating with guitar licks and the strum of a banjo. Jalan Crossland and Daniel Kosel are talented singer/songwriters from small towns that create the big sounds that help define the country music in Montana and Wyoming.
Guitarist Jalan Crossland fuses the storied life of a western troubadour with highly skilled playing. His latest release, Singalongs for the Apocalypse, was awarded Wyoming Public Radio’s people’s Choice Award for best Wyoming release of 2017. Find out more about Jalan, including where to see him in concert in the coming months.
Bluesman and country rocker Daniel Kosel’s music draws power from his original words and poetry. The songwriter’s two albums, The Rain and Beartooth Stage, are filled with deeply personal stories from his own experiences. Born in Seattle and was adopted into a family with nine other kids, his work often touches on tough subjects, like the prejudices he experienced as a black kid growing up in a white family in Joliet, Montana. Kosel refers to his original sound as “Crues” music, a passionate blend of country, rock and blues. Find out more about Daniel, including where to see him in concert in the coming months.