JACOB WALTER is a prize-winning, formally trained flamenco guitarist, a self-taught innovator on the ukulele, a one-man band in the recording studio, and a student at the University of Chicago. Jacob has composed, recorded, and produced two instrumental solo albums showcasing his talent as both a player and a composer. Jacob also assistant-taught at the Youth Music Project from 2015 to 2017 through the internship program.
ERIC WALTER is a poet, musician, and teacher whose interests span diverse artistic worlds. He received a BA in Theater from Reed College in 1983 and worked for many years as an actor, director, and producer in Oregon, North Carolina and Colorado. He began writing poetry in 1992 and has since authored six books. He has played in numerous bands and performance ensembles, and created soundtracks for theater, dance, travel videos, and spoken word projects. He has recently volunteered as a music teacher in Cambodia and a Khmer language teacher in Oregon.
STEVE CLEVELAND is a musician, poet, and playwright currently living in Portland. He plays piano and accordion with various groups, including The Sportin' Lifers, Johnnie Ward and the Sharkskin Revue, and The Hot Club Time Machine. He is also church musician at Mt. Carmel Lutheran. His book of poetry, The Gold That Falls onto the Table, is available from StringTown Press.
About the Name
“El indalo is a symbol well-known in the Almería province of Spain. It appears in rock art panels of the region that date back approximately 6,000 years. In modern times it connotes magic and good fortune. In 2008, not long after Jacob and I started playing music together, we were privileged to visit one of these ancient sites on a stormy day in the foothills of the Sierra Maria near the beautiful village of Velez Blanco. We were so impressed by the experience, we wanted the name of our band to reflect the wonder of that place and the magical energy of that enigmatic figure. Such were the first stirrings of Indalo Wind." (EW)