Veteran bar-rocker Jerry Joseph has played in Bend — both solo and with his Jackmormons band — many times. And he’ll be back on Thursday night for an acoustic show at the Astro Lounge.
But you know Jerry Joseph. I want to tell you more about the guy who’ll join him Thursday: Walter Salas-Humara, a name not as familiar, perhaps, but nonetheless an under-the-radar icon in his own right.
You see, Salas-Humara was a principal force behind The Silos, a seminal alt-country band that recorded a handful of classic records in the late 1980s and early ‘90s and was voted the Best New American Band of 1987 in a poll of critics by Rolling Stone magazine.
Since, the band has influenced the music of myriad roots-rockers, and Salas-Humara has worked as a solo artist and also with The Silos, who released a new album, “Florizona," in 2011.
Dig into Salas-Humara and his music at www.waltersalashumara.com.
Jerry Joseph and Walter Salas-Humara; 9:30 p.m. Thursday; $5; Astro Lounge, 939 N.W. Bond St., Bend; www.astroloungebend.com.