Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Crooks and Crows, (Pronounciation: Krooks and Kros)
Recommended if you like: Merle Haggard / Hank Williams / George Jones / Johnny Cash / Waylon Jennings / Ernest Tubb
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Band Members: Patrick Brothers - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica / Jamie Linder - Pedal Steel and Guitar / Jake Warrenfeltz- Bass / Jesse Aasheim - Drums, Vocals / Steve Higgs - Electric Guitar
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Takoma Park, MD
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: - Patrick & Jamie are media specialists for the Humane Society of the United States and often go in to disaster areas (post hurricane, post flood - when other are leaving) and are part of the team that rescue animals.
- Jake (Bass) is an accomplished comic book artist. Winner of an Aesop Award and nominated for an Eisner Award. He does all our show posters (naturally).
- Patrick & Jamie both started as Punk Rock musicians
- Jesse plays on a minimal drum set-up. His theory is less is more... until we can afford roadies.
- Steve averages 1 gear related purchase per week. It's an addiction for which the only cure is: more gear.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Crooks and Crows is a gritty blend of Americana, Folk, and Honky Tonk. Their progressive country sound brings you on the road and through a diverse landscape of beautiful, dusty, and honest experiences involving motorcycles, ghost towns, battles between good and evil, failed baptisms, and broken hearts and bones. If early Springsteen, Dylan, George Jones, and Hank Williams were in a four-way head-on collision, Crooks and Crows would be the oily, bloody mess flowing towards the gutter- draining to the creek.
Their debut, self-titled album contains a mix of upbeat, cogent anthems, lyrical play, rootsy finger-picking and raw, lonesome emotions backed by dulcet tones. John Patrick jokes of the band, "We basically like to play with the crowd's emotions. If you don't feel as though you've been on an emotional rollercoaster after our set then we haven't done our job. Crooks and Crows is your high school boyfriend."
Official Website URL: www.crooksandcrows.com
Facebook Full URL: https://www.facebook.com/crooksandcrows/
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/298s1eakeIpOJ0pKwgJUXO
Twitter Handle: @crooksandcrows
Instagram Handle: @crooksandcrows
Main Genre: Country
Other Genres: Americana, Honky Tonk, Folk, Indie, Country Western