October 26th, 2011, 4:30 pm by Greg
October 12th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
Walter Salas-Humara has been the only constant in the Silos since he launched the band in New York City in 1985 with guitarist Bob Rupe and violinist Mary Rowell. The singer-songwriter bought the rights to the Silos name from Rupe in 1991, and spent much of the last decade as a three-piece with Konrad Meissner on drums and Drew Glackin (who died in 2008) on bass and lap steel guitar.
The current Silos incarnation is typically a five-piece, with Salas-Humara and Meissner joined by Jason Victor on guitar, Bruce Martin on keyboards and Rod Hohl on bass. But the extended Silos family is large, and can include quite a few additional musicians on albums or onstage. It’s a “moveable feast” as the band says, quoting Hemingway — one that adds rich textures to Salas-Humara’s rootsy, well-honed and sometimes stark tales.
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“‘The White Album’ by the Beatles. I bought it right when it came out. I was like nine years old. I had older brothers, so I was kind of more hip to music as a younger kid. I loved that album. I played it to death.
That was my first album, but I might have bought some 45s before that. I remember that I used to have the single ‘Runnin’ Blue’ by the Doors. And I had some earlier Beatles’ singles, like ‘Penny Lane.’ And I definitely had the ‘Honky Tonk Women’ single, too.”
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Walter Salas-Humara leads his band the Silos into Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Saturday night (October 15). Howe Glassman and Grainbelt open the show at 9pm. Tix are $10. NOTE: Spottiswoode & His Enemies who were also originally slated to play at this show have dropped off the bill and will not be performing.