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For Immediate release!

4/20 ~ AJ Crawdaddy is currently wrapping up their latest CD, "Steppin' Out" produced by Christoffer "Kid' Andersen and recorded at Greaseland Studios in San Jose, CA.  13 dynamite tracks of bluesy gumbo consisting of originals and covers, a greasy stew of savory vocalists simmering in tasty horn arrangements with plenty of sweet steely guitar riffs and harmonica spice.  Bring your appetite because you will not leave hungry. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AJ is available for Station I.D.s and Interviews .. Please contact him at aj@ajcrawdaddy.com

"AJ has deep friendship with many in the Bay Area blues scene, and that’s a key to his popularity and success. Most of the musicians who play with him have been bandmates for more than two decades. “We’re playing blues, and that’s a simple language,” he says. “And it’s a very fun language.

Bill Koop, Metro Activate Magazine, San Jose, CA

"AJ has delivered an excellent album full of quality Blues…. A great varied Blues album, right after the first number "Slow Cookin” already boiled!”

Peter Marinus, BLUES MAGAZINE, Netherlands

 

"AJ Crawdaddy is a real tasty, down home guitar player with great tone! I'm proud to call him a friend, and to be on this CD, which is a great sounding production!”

Christoffer “Kid” Andersen, Multiple BMA Award Winner

 

 

AJ CRAWDADDY - BACKGROUND

Angelo J. Rossi, aka “AJ Crawdaddy” is an American Blues Guitarist born in Palo Alto, California and a long-time San Francisco Bay Area Artist. Angelo has worked with Graham Nash, and has toured with the popular Marin-based group, Pablo Cruise, which charted multi-platinum albums, “A Place in the Sun” and “Worlds Away.” Angelo is also a BMI published writer and a voting member of N.A.R.A.S. (The Grammy's).

 

"SLOW COOKIN" - THE ALBUM

Released in July of 2017, AJ Crawdaddy’s “Slow Cookin”is the much-anticipated follow-up to his debut album,“Vaporized” from 2015 (both Titles are available on CD Baby, Amazon & iTunes). Driven by veteran San Francisco Bay Area musicians Angelo J. Rossi, Baxter Robertson, Greg Jones, Jimmy Dewrance, and Peter Booras, “Slow Cookin” is an excellent blend of West Coast, Chicago, and Jump Blues styles that is rich with killer guitar riffs, honky-tonk inspired boogie piano, smoldering harmonica, and powerful horns.  

 

THE “AJ CRAWDADDY” BAND

Angelo J. Rossi - Guitar, Vocal

Baxter Robertson - Piano, Vocal

Jimmy Dewrance - Harmonica, Vocal

Greg Jones - Bass Guitar

Peter Booras - Drums and Percussion

Michael Peloquin - Saxophones

Marcel Marchetti - Trumpets

 

“Slow Cookin” also features an impressive lineup of special guests including: Christoffer “Kid” Andersen (Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop), Endre Tarczy (Robben Ford, Chris Cain), Jim Pugh (John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray), Nate Ginsberg (Herbie Hancock, Todd Rundgren), and the AJ Crawdaddy Horns with Marcel Marchetti (Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr.), and Michael Peloquin (Tommy Castro, Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s).

 

SLOW COOKIN’ - FEATURED TRACKS 

“AJ’s Shuffle” opens this record with a great instrumental featuring Angelo J. Rossi (aka AJ Crawdaddy) on Guitar. This upbeat number also features Nate Ginsberg on piano and introduces the fantastic horn section of Marcel Marchetti and Michael Peloquin. (https://youtu.be/sdLp9nithnQ)

 

“Drinkin’ All By Myself” is a beautiful rendition of the Wynonie Harris classic featuring an inspired, sublime and heartfelt piano and vocal performance by Baxter Robertson. (https://youtu.be/Gk9IM7AomJs)

 

“Too Many Drivers At The Wheel” features excellent gritty and greasy blues guitar work by two of San Francisco Bay Area’s most celebrated guitarists, Angelo J. Rossi and Christoffer “Kid” Andersen. (https://youtu.be/-KiTzn78j9U)

 

“She Don’t Want Me No More” features excellent piano work by Baxter Robertson, and is a classic New Orleans-flavored Boogie in the tradition of Professor Longhair, sure to please any fan of great American Roots music. (https://youtu.be/EVH-g5yR_Fg)

 

“Hard Luck Lover,” featuring a smoking harmonica performance by Jimmy Dewrance, is an out-of-the-gate, fun, foot-stomper of a tune sure to make you get up and dance! (https://youtu.be/VliPrf2EK0Q)

 

REVIEWS

"Slow Cookin" simmers and steams with everything that down home blues is all about .....well worth checking out.”

James "Hutch” Hutchinson, Bassist and long time bassist (32years) for Bonnie Raitt

 

"AJ Crawdaddy is a real tasty, down home guitar player with great tone! I'm proud to call him a friend, and to be on this CD, which is a great sounding production!”

Christoffer “Kid” Andersen, Multiple BMA Award Winner

 

"AJ Crawdaddy’s new CD is fun and just makes you feel good. It’s not pretentious, it’s lighthearted and makes you wanna dance."

 Terrie Odabi, Two-time BMA Award Nominee (2016)

 

“The AJ Crawdaddy Band delivers on this record. Great playing, wonderful song arrangements and great production. I dig this record!”

Daniel Castro, Renowned SF Bay Area Blues Guitarist.

 

"AJ has delivered an excellent album full of quality Blues…. A great varied Blues album, right after the first number "Slow Cookin” already boiled!”

Peter Marinus, BLUES MAGAZINE, Netherlands

CD REVIEWs:

AJ CRAWDADDY

SLOW COOKIN’

Renown Records

The guitarist and composer AJ Crawdaddy has assembled a crack team of musicians for his latest release, Slow Cookin’. The albums features a number of original pieces, and some well chosen covers by the likes of BB King and Lowell Fulson that shows the brass heavy ensemble at their best. The album starts with the lively AJ’s Shuffle, replete with fluid guitar, and the type of brass interjection that made the classic soul songs so popular. The fact that there are so many musicians, and three lead singers on the album means that it doesn’t have the same ensemble on each number, but that is also a strength for the band, allowing each musician some time in the spotlight. The solos are all well integrated into the songs, and organic with the grooves. In terms of blues moods, Cold Cold Feeling by Jessie Mae Robinson is the highlight of the album, but Slow Cookin’ by Endre Tarczy, who also provides piano, bass and guitar is also a fine display of the ensembles talents. This is mainstream blues, with gloss, and high production values, but the musicians are all talented, and it is a good collection of songs and instrumentals.

 

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INTERVIEWS & STATION ID

Phone:  (650) 245-0984

Email:  AngeloJ.Rossi@gmail.com 

 

MEDIA

Web:  www.AJCrawdaddy.com 

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/AJCrawdaddy 

Twitter:  www.Twitter.com/AngeloJ 

Instagram:  www.Instagram.com/AJ_Crawdaddy 

 

VITALS

Artist: AJ CRAWDADDY

Title: SLOW COOKIN'

Release Date: JULY 28, 2017

Genre: BLUES

Configuration: CD

UPC: 888295597548

Hometown: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Label:  RENOWN RECORDS

Available At: www.CDBaby.com/cd/AJCrawdaddy2, Amazon, iTunes

 

About RENOWN RECORDS

RENOWN RECORDS is a subsidiary of RENOWN SOUND PRODUCTION, LLC founded by Brett Brown over thirty years ago. As a Producer/Engineer, Brett is able to create a relaxed “Artist-Friendly” atmosphere by seamlessly interfacing technology and music, naturally facilitating the creative process, and the capture of the ever elusive inspired performance. Our talented album artwork design team can carry your vision all the way from its conception to finished product.

 

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