Local Logan band Salduro opened up the second Canyon Jams Concert of the season on Saturday. The Canyon Jams Concert Series is put on by Stokes Nature Center in partnership with the Bridger Folk Music Society. The series brings local bands and artists to Second Dam for a night of music in Logan Canyon. Salduro is one of those local bands.
Born out of an open-mic night hosted by lead singer Lyndi Perry, Salduro formed in Logan about three years ago. Members include Lyndi Perry (vocals, guitar and songwriting), David Kinsey (drums), and Zach Perry (bass, backing vocals). Kinsey was added to a “previous incarnation” of Salduro after he volunteered to play drums for musicians in need of a drummer at Lyndi’s open-mic night.
“That was fun while we were doing it, but it got to be a lot of work,” Lyndi said about the open-mic nights. “And I was only doing it because I was looking for a drummer.”
Since beginning three years ago, Salduro released an EP titled “Longest Night.” It includes four original songs written by Lyndi, who does most of the band’s songwriting, though they all write in some capacity.
When the EP was first released, the band handed out copies of their album on USB wristbands. They have since made the switch to CD’s. In addition, their EP can also be found on Apple Music and Spotify.
Salduro got their name from a ghost town located in Tooele, Utah. The name Salduro very roughly translates to “hard salt” or “rough salt.” According to the band, the town closed, burned down, and then was hit by a train that ran off the tracks.
“It’s kind of a metaphor for my life,” Lyndi joked.
“Or maybe it’s a metaphor for the music,” Kinsey jokes back.
Their Facebook page describes them as “if a grunge band played 60s music.” This description is not far from the truth.
At first glance, one would probably guess that Salduro is about to play an hour-long acoustic set of songs appropriate for a coffee shop on Sunday morning. However, when Salduro took the stage at Canyon Jams, something else happened entirely.
Salduro evokes a very 1990s indie-rock feel with their music. When you hear them preform, you’ll notice how similar Lyndi sounds to the late lead singer of The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan. Despite the comparison, their sound is very much their own.
“One of the best rules about this band is that it doesn’t have to sound like anything,” Kinsey said. “If it winds up sounding like punk rock or a sweet country song, it really doesn’t matter. We’re not trying to pigeonhole ourselves.”
In fact, the band tries not to stick to a specific genre. Though they typically create the early 90s, indie-rock sound, Lyndi goes on to explain that the group looks at genres like crayons.
“You don’t have to stick to just one! You can color with all the crayons.” says Ms. Perry.
“A lot of bands get into this mode of ‘that doesn’t sound like us’ so they kind of curate this sound and that’s their sound,” Zach continues. “And honestly, it just gets really boring. Our sound is expansive. There is no Salduro sound.”
Salduro’s full length album is currently in production, and is expected to be finished this upcoming fall.