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Concert offers green, Guinness and guitars

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer

Tensleep alt-country performer Jalan Crossland will help party-goers at Bar 10 in Riverton celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a concert.

Armed with his guitar or banjo, voice and witty humor, Crossland will perform solo at Bar 10 on March 17 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets cost $5 each and they will be available at the door.

"I think he's got a good Irish feel to what he does," Bar 10 owner Jason Hawk said. "It's not per se Irish music but definitely I think some of his songs could be considered Irish music."

Crossland is a musical fixture throughout Wyoming and other areas in the country. Oftentimes performing as a three-piece band, Crossland also easily entertains crowds as a solo performer.

"Raised in a small Wyoming town, Jalan Crossland is one of a very few 'alt country' artists his age who still claims the 'country' as home," according to the biography posted on his website.

"Maybe this explains the lyrical 'truth is stranger than fiction' wobble to his songs about 21st century rural life. Live and on recordings he adds dazzling guitar and banjo fingerpicking to his kanky tales of hobos, tires, 'mobile homes,' strippers, motorcycles, trucks, cars, vice presidents and methamphetamines," his website states.

In addition to his performance, Bar 10 will offer a host of St. Patrick's Day specials including corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie and a Reuben pizza.

Bar 10 visitors may even help set a world record. "What Guinness is doing this year is they're trying to get everyone text them," Hawk said. "They're going to try to set a Guinness world record with the largest Guinness party."

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