WALTER SALAS-HUMARA and JONATHAN RUNDMAN
present an evening of critically-acclaimed, collaborative, and uniquely American songs
PREVIOUS WALTER / JONATHAN TOUR DATES
2016.07.30 Sandwich Life House Concert Series, Champaign, IL
2016.07.29 State Street Pub, Indianapolis, IN with the VULGAR BOATMEN
2016.07.28 Acoustic Attic, Milwaukee, WI
2016.07.27 Martyr's, Chicago, IL with VULGAR BOATMEN and MYSTERIES OF LIFE
2016.07.22 Excelsior Brewing Company, Excelsior, MN
2016.07.21 Pig & Gig House Concert Series, Edina, MN
2016.07.20 Sh*tty Barn Sessions, Spring Green, WI
2016.03.17 The Ginger Man / SXSW, Austin, TX with the WACO BROS
2016.03.16 Lucy's Fried Chicken / SXSW, Austin, TX
2016.03.15 The Continental Club / SXSW, Austin, TX
2016.03.12 The Lime Light, San Antonio, TX with BUTTERCUP
2015.10.6 house concert, Sacramento, CA
2015.10.5 Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton, CA
2015.10.3 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, San Francisco, CA
2015.10.2 The Wilows, San Francisco, CA with JON LANGFORD
2015.6.20 Aster Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
2015.6.19 Excelsior Brewery, Excelsior, MN
2015.6.18 Fitger's Brewhouse, Duluth, MN
2014.12.13 Schuba's, Chicago, IL
2014.12.12 Bath House Concert Series, East Lansing, MI
2014.12.11 Trinity House Theatre, Livonia, MI
2014.12.10 Magnolia Lounge, Grand Rapids, MI
2014.12.09 Byrdhouse Concert Series, Indianapolis, IN with VULGAR BOATMEN
2014.12.08 CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids, IA
2014.12.07 Cà d'Zan House Concert Series, Cambridge, IL
2014.12.06 Anodyne, Milwaukee, WI
2014.06.07 private house show, Waterman, IL
2014.06.06 Schuba's, Chicago, IL with WACO BROS
2014.06.05 Kiki's House of Righteous Music, Madison, WI
2014.06.03 Aster Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
2014.06.02 The Chapel, Northfield, MN
2014.06.01 private house show, Wayzata, MN
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AMERICAN ROCK SONGWRITERS EXPLORE HISPANIC AND NORDIC HERITAGE
How far apart are Cuba and Finland? How different are their languages, their climate, and their cultures?
The families of Walter Salas-Humara and Jonathan Rundman stem from these respective countries, both escaping political unrest to settle in the United States. Musicians Salas-Humara and Rundman each find deep inspiration and significance in their disparate histories, evidenced in a uniquely American form of rock & roll songwriting.
After previous crowd-pleasing tours across the Midwest and at SXSW, Salas-Humara and Rundman will tour together again, performing their own songs as well as collaborating as a duo. Audiences will hear Stonesy rock, melancholic folk, lyrics sung in Spanish, melodies from the Arctic Circle, and stories of longing, family, heartache, and homecoming.
Walter Salas-Humara is supporting his new album Explodes and Disappears. After decades of recording and touring with his legendary indie-rock collective The Silos, Walter's recent solo albums showcase new sounds and a more nimble instrumentation, while retaining Salas-Humara’s singular avant-gardist-goes-troubadour methodology.
Jonathan Rundman is supporting the new 2017 album Reservoir, a retrospective album celebrating his 25th anniversary as a recording artist and touring musician. Nordic-folk influences weave throughout Rundman’s Americana/pop songs, and are heard in traditional instruments such as harmonium and mandola.
"His austere style inflects the astringent twang of The Velvet Underground with the drone of R.E.M." NEW YORK TIMES
"Salas-Humara writes his songs the same way a Zen master fashions koans, striving for simplicity while nonetheless being potent enough to send you reeling out into the mystic.” AUSTIN CHRONICLE
“bright, catchy indie-pop” NEW YORK TIMES
“(Rundman) weds clever, intelligent songwriting to delectable guitar hooks." PASTE MAGAZINE
Walter with Jonathan and an all-star band, playing live on WGN-TV in Chicago.
Walter and Jonathan live in Chicago.
Walter and Jonathan fuse Hispanic rock and Nordic folk music in this unplugged performance of Walter's "Sangre Y Lagrimas."
Walter and The Silos perform on David Letterman.
Jonathan performs on NPR's Mountain Stage Radio Show.