WALTER SALAS-HUMARA and JONATHAN RUNDMAN
present an evening of critically-acclaimed, collaborative, and uniquely American songs
SUMMER 2016 TOUR DATES
WED, JULY 20: Sh*tty Barn Sessions, Spring Green, WI
THU, JULY 21: Pig & Gig house concert series, Edina, MN
FRI, JULY 22: Excelsior Brewing Company, Excelsior, MN
SAT, JULY 23: garage show, Chippewa Falls, WI
SUN, JULY 24: garage show, Sturgeon Bay, WI
TUE, JULY 26: TBA, Chicago, IL with JON LANGFORD
WED, JULY 27: Martyrs, Chicago, IL with THE VULGAR BOATMEN and MYSTERIES OF LIFE
THU, JULY 28: Acoustic Attic, Milwaukee, WI with JON LANGFORD
FRI, JULY 29: Indianapolis, IN with THE VULGAR BOATMEN
SAT, JULY 30: Sandwich Life house concert series, Champaign, IL
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 album Look Up, his own return to a solo career after years spent playing Finnish folk music with the acoustic duo Kaivama. Nordic influences weave throughout Rundman’s folk/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 performs his new song "Satellite" live on WGN TV in Chicago, with Jonathan (accordion), and featuring Jon Langford (electric guitar) and Nora O'Connor (vocals).
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.