Walter Salas-Humara

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Date(s) - May 21, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Paradise Center for the Arts

  • Faribault
  • Live Music
  • Rescheduled

  • Member $15 | Non-Member $20 | Student $10

    Celebrate Walter Salas-Humara’s artwork at the Gallery Opening Reception before the show, from 5-7pm, in the Carlander Family Gallery .

    A Cuban-American whose parents fled Castro’s Havana with him still in the womb, Walter Salas-Humara was raised bilingual just across the Florida Straits in Fort Lauderdale. College at the University of Florida in Gainesville and a residency with the Vulgar Boatmen left him with a lifelong habit of Mudcrutch/Tom Petty-style crunchy guitar riffs. Chasing the punk prairie fire to New York just in time to sift through the ashes, he formed The Silos in 1985 with guitarist Bob Rupe and violinist Mary Rowell, plugging the main cable of American rock idiom into the jerry-rigged soundboard of Velvets-era feral experimentalism.

    “Walter has defined an Indy-Roots sound that helped bring the music we know as Americana into the modern age.” -Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone