Wyoming's own Jalan Crossland has been a fixture in the Equality State for as long as anyone can remember. He's played countless festivals, toured around the world, and has even had his music featured on ESPN.

This Friday, Jalan adds to his legacy with the release of his 7th studio album, "No Cause For Despair". The album will be available on his website, as well as at his CD release party Friday in Laramie. If you've lived in Wyoming for any length of time, then you already know that you can expect a fantastic album that will fit any listening occasion. Known for his tight licks, amazing lyrics, and fun vibe, Jalan has made a career in a flooded industry that demands excellence from it's contributors - and he has yet to disappoint.

Check out the press release below, and look forward to seeing Jalan when he hits Casper for the Beartrap Summer Festival's 20th Anniversary:


Jalan Crossland is set to release "No Cause For Despair", his seventh album, on June 20. The album features 11 new compositions and it marks his return to the studio with his band mates along with a few guest instrumental specialists. Original drummer/percussionist Pat Madsen rejoins the trio (he first played on "Trailer Park Fire & Other Tragedies" in 2007), and longtime sideman/bassist/collaborator Shaun Kelley contributed production and arrangement skills, as well as strings and vocals. This is the third album that Jalan has recorded at Thunderground Sound Studios in Laramie WY (recording engineer Dan Tinker - mixing engineer James Stevens - mastering engineer Jim Wilson). Crossland recently completed a solo tour through the midwest where he made debut appearances at the 4th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival and wrapped up the tour at the UnVarnished Music Festival in southwest Minnesota. The new album will first be available on his website and at his show at The Alibi Pub in Laramie on June 20.