Craig & The Crawdads
Craig & The Crawdads play music that makes you get up and dance - Blues, Swing, New Orleans R & B, Boogie Woogie, Zydeco, Jazz... you name it!
Listen to Craig & The Crawdads play "You're A Hog for Me"
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"If anything negative could be said about the performance at Second Story, it would be that the dance floor was too small to hold all of the people who needed to use it. The Crawdads opened both shows for Queen Ida with impressive sets combining the Blasters' brand of roots rock and roll with the New Orleans rhythm and blues made famous by Professor Longhair. The Crawdads material was well-chosen and well-played with pianist Craig Brenner enjoying the spotlight on Professor Longhair tunes and guitarist Jimmy Bracken on the rock and roll." ---Mike Leonard, The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN
“IU School of Music trained musician Craig Brenner can boogie with the best and leads the new generation of jazz and blues artists/composers. His ear for talent has helped him put together an ensemble that will delight your auditory senses and give your toes a tappin' workout. Worth your while! See 'em soon!” ---Pamela Altmeyer-Alvey, Indianapolis, IN
Below: Watch Craig & The Crawdads play "Chicken Shack Boogie" at the Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival, "I Want You To Be My Baby" on the terrace of the Indiana University Art Music during Jazz In July, and "Meet Me Tomorrow Night" on WTIU Public Television.