Christopher Salveter adopted the ancestral songwriting moniker of Judson Claiborne in his mid twenties, following the breakup of his band, Low Skies. Beaconed by Chicago’s art-rock bands and labels of the 1990s, Salveter moved to the city of wind from Missouri in 2000 and soon became a proud member of its music community. He has since released nine records and supported tours for Neko Case, Bill Callahan, The Handsome Family, Band of Horses, and Explosions in the Sky. In 2014, Salveter co-founded a collaborative performance art and music ensemble with composer and guitarist Jefferey Thomas called The Fruit Stare. The group produces the experimental episodic Fruit Stare Pod Opera and stage show, Dr. Atop’s Journey to the Polygon of Suffering. A forthcoming Judson Claiborne EP is due out late summer of 2020.
Photo by Sarah Wilmer