Walter Salas-Humara with Shinola
The only Connecticut show! I will be performing with the amazing local heroes Shinola with my buddy Jim Chapdelaine in guitar. This promises to be great :-)
THE SHINOLAS BIO
Formed in 2009, Hartford area musical luminaries Jim Chapdelaine (gtrs), Lorne Entress (drums), Paul Kochanski (bass), and Ed Iarusso (pedal steel), bring a wealth of experience and know-how to their Roots/Americana band The Shinolas. Members have recorded or performed with none other than Les Paul, Phoebe Snow, Lori McKenna, Big Al Anderson, Charlie Musselwhite, Mike Love, Susan Tedeschi, Jon Pousette Dart, Mighty Sam McClain, Catie Curtis, Mark Erelli, Bruce Katz, Vance Gilbert, Ellis Paul, Ronnie Earl, Feathermerchants, Junior Wells, Kim Wilson, Fancy Trash, The Nields, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, Henry Butler, Duke Levine, Kris Delmhorst, Erin McKeown, The Story, Swinging Steaks, Ollabelle, Barrence Whitfield and numerous others. And if that weren’t enough, Jim has won twelve (and counting) Emmys composing and mixing soundtracks for Public Television.
Over a get-to-know-each-other cup of coffee in 2008, Jim and Lorne came up with the idea of a local off-night residency in the Hartford area--a musical project close to home that would provide a chance to tap into their mutual love for American roots music. The Shinolas “draw their material from the Great American Songbook, an eclectic canon of rock and roll, blues, folk and vintage country music that spans decades. It's not uncommon to hear the band jamming to songs by Merle Haggard, Ryan Adams, Johnny Cash and Neil young.” (Hartford Courant) With Ed and Paul on board the band gelled quickly, winning the Best Country Band of 2009 in the Hartford Advocate. (although pure Country is just a slice of what they do.)
With their impressive individual resumes, The Shinolas are a band with a bonus--you never know who’ll join them on stage for a tune or two, or even a whole show. Guests have included, NRBQ’s Big Al Anderson, Fountains of Wayne’s singer Chris Collingwood, Freedy Johnston, Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens, country star Gary Burr, Jon Pousette Dart, Mark Erelli, Rani Arbo, Roy Sludge with Duke Levine, and a host of others.