Stars at Night Concert Series
September 19-20, 2015
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. 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. The band was voted Best New American Band in Rolling Stone Magazine's Critics' Poll of 1987 and appeared on Late Night with David Letterman in 1990.
Walter Salas-Humara has shared the stage with the following greats: Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Matthew Sweet, American Music Club, Chris Whitley, Hootie and The Blowfish, Violent Femmes, The Jayhawks, Yo La Tengo, Certain General, The Reivers, The True Believers, The Wild Seeds, Victoria Williams, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Mark Ribot, Ryan Adams, Jon Dee Graham, Alejandro Escovedo, Lynyrd Skynyrd, …to name a few.
Walter will perform September 19 and 20, 2015 during Wine & Bitch and Canine Classic.
Check out these videos of Walter performing live:
Curve and Shake - Walter Salas-Humara Band
I'm Over You - The Silos on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1990
Praise for Walter Salas-Humara
“His extraordinary combination of gifts make Walter Salas-Humara one of the standout songwriters and performers of our time. Curve and Shake is some of the best work he has ever done.”
— Rolling Stone
“Walter Salas-Humara's songs are as straightforward, physically affecting and musically uncompromising as can be found anywhere in the American pop underground.“
— L.A. Weekly