“How can you have a Roots Music Festival without Davell Crawford, he’s the undisputed Prince of New Orleans Piano!!!” Blues Access Magazine
Known as “The Prince Of New Orleans”, singer and pianist Davell Crawford, is one of the most exciting performers of the contemporary Crescent City music scene. Bill Taylor from Blues Access proclaims, “Plain and simple, Davell Crawford is one of the most talented musicians alive!” The grandson of 1950’s R&B star James “Sugar Boy” Crawford, Davell continues the New Orleans piano tradition begun by musicians like Professor Longhair and James Booker. Cited as one of the few musicians committed to keeping the piano sounds of New Orleans alive Crawford brings his own style to American Roots Music, infusing it with traditional Jazz, Gospel, Funk and R&B. With 10+ CD’s of his own, Davell has also recorded and worked with such notables as Dr. John, Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas, Tracy Nelson and The Dirty Dozen. His extensive touring schedule has included shows in Russia, Finland, Dominica, Brazil, Morocco, and Portugal as well as coast to coast in the US.
“It is impossible to hear more than the first two minutes of Crawford without smiling and breaking into some serious foot tapping, there’s just no other way to describe it, unless, of course, you’re dead”. -Chuck Graham, Tucson Citizen