Davell Crawford, an all-around musical sensation, is one of the true wonders of the contemporart Crescent City music scene. Bill Taylor from the Blues Access proclaims, "Plain and Simple, Davell Crawford is one of the most talented muscisians alive!"
Also known as the "Prince of New Orleans," Davell is one of the city's most exciting live performers. Despite his age, he has for years been a major force in American Roots Muzic. He has traveled, recorded, and taught the importance of music not only from New Orleans, but true Roots music from Traditional Jazz, to Gospel, Funk and R&B. Cites as one of the few musicians committed to keeping the piano sounds of New Orleans alive, he stands as the only and most documented young piano player that has kept the music true while adding a little freshness and vitality. As a true roots musician, he shoots out from his deep gospel roots to incorporate the entire piano tradition from R&B to Blues, Soul and Fun.
Davell Crawfords music is for real from the first note to the last. He has hailed as the gatekeeper of the New Orleans piano legacy, following Professor Longhair and James Booker. As the very least, he fulfills the bill only because he's an original stylist rather than a copier.
Admission is $20 for FOC and LMF members, $30 for the General Public. Purchase by calling the friends of the Cabildo Office (504)523-3939