Walter Salas-Humara

Walter Salas-Humara’s raspy tone provides a rich counterpoint to the genial surrealism, the offhand magical realism, of so many of his lyrics. His words are presented as if they’re describing straightforward events, but they speak a rich, associative poetry that evokes emotions more so than facts. His guitar playing is similarly adaptable—raw and stinging one moment, dreamy and droning the next.