F E A T U R E D E V E N T S
C A L E N D A R
1400 Wharf rd
Capitola, CA 95010
Redwood City, CA
With Greg Jones, Peter Booras and Kid ~ Greaseland
With Bob Welsh ~ Greaseland Sessin
With Donnie Green & Kid ~ Greaseland
With Baxter Robertson, Donnie & Kid ~ Greaselnd
With Jim Dewrance, Peter Booras ~ Photo by Dan Wright
2925 Woodside Rd
Feat: AJ and TBA
519 Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
W/ Jim Dewrance
New AJ Crawdaddy CD, "Steppin' Out"!!
Our third AJ Crawdaddy CD available for digital Download on Band Camp here:
It may not be the best of time and there is so much uncertainty and "NO GIGS" to support it, but here it is. This record was a departure form previous efforts in that it was Produced By Kid Andersen and recorded at Greaseland USA. Featuring may local players chosen by Kid and myself and Special guest vocalists, Marcel Smith on "Bog Hurt" and John Blues Boyd on "Ten Long Years". Baxter and Jimmy sing two each and I cover the Title Track "Steppin' Out!" and 3 others. It's a band in that Peter Booras and Greg Jones played on three of the tracks. Gotta' keep the core together thru thick and thin. I enjoyed getting this record recorded and the timing was uncanny. Our final session took place the day California was shuttered due to the virus. So, as they say, "Timing Is Everything"! Enjoy it!! Which reminds me... Flatten the Goddamn Curve Round Two is begun here in California! These are tough times for musicians. Stay Home for cryin' out loud and wear a mask when you're out and about!! We're all in this together!!
The Viral funk has shut "Live Performance" down for the time being. I'm sequestered per the directions of the State and County to try and "Flatten The Curve". My pen pal in Italy, Silverio Ruggieri an esteemed scholar and Bio Chemistry Professor assures me that the threat is real and has personally advised that we self quarantine as they are doing across the globe to try and slow down the attack of Covid-19 virus spread. Good luck to all of our friends and families out there, be vigilant and stay strong. God bless us all! See you on the other side of this pandemic!! Stay healthy! Stay home!
The business of selling music as an independent artist is getting crazy and evolving rapidly. Where I once had CD Baby as my on-line store, that is no longer available. I'm gonna have to become a quick study and figure out the new tools. The new CD is almost ready so, I better figure it out quick! So I decided to do a "Live Steam" Event for our fans in the Bay Area and then some. We're just getting started in the planning stage so stay tuned. I'll know more info coming soon. Special Guests will be my good friend, Terrie Odabi, and "The man" himself, Kid Andersen! This will be an experiment in new tech, so we have some preparation ahead of us. Stay tuned for more info!!
AJ's UPCOMING APEARANCES
All appearances are cancelled due to Coronavirus. Be safe out there people!
Thanks in general..
I had the honor of joining Joe Hammons and his outstanding ensemble as "Special Guest" at the Feather Falls Casino Full House Blues Jam on Wednesday 6/19! Feather Falls Casino & Lodge! We had a blast and I truly enjoyed working with the Full House Blues Ensemble! Thank you Joe for the generous invitation and awesome accommodations!
I want to thank Bill Copp for the cool interview for Metro San Jose that many folks commented on when I visited the Johnny Cat Jam at Little Lou's! Way cool! Check it out!
Today, I received another request to perform on a visitng World Cruise Ship, another, "3 Hour Cruise" gig aboard The Sun Princess of Princess Cruise Lines headed for San Francisco Bay! If our handlers, are anything like Paolo and Fabio from MSC it should be a very professional experience with international guests visiting SF on a world music emmersion adventure. These "Love Boat" adventures are produced by IEB Folklore Emersion specialists out of EU. This one is coming up rather quick, 6/27. Accompanied by our very Special Guests Ms. Terrie Odabi BMA nominated artist, the AJ Crawdaddy ensemble received standing ovations from an enthusiastic international audience, so appreciative of our performance that it looks like an encore perfrmance is upon us. We enjoy making friends and winning fans from around the globe.
Stay tuned for updates as I get 'em! Peace, Love and Blues!!
With Marcel Smith and Kid Andersen ~ Greaseland