After successful shows with Jon Cleary, John Boutte and Donald Harrison, New Orleans pianist Davell Crawford will be bringing his electrifying piano style and stage energy to the Old U.S. Mint, Friday, March 21st at 7 p.m. The fundraiser for the Friends of the Cabildo is the fourth of five concerts at the Old U.S. Mint.
Grandson of the legendary James “Sugarboy” Crawford, pioneer of New Orleans R&B in the 1950s, Crawford started playing piano at age seven and first toured Europe in his early teens. In 1998 he won the Big Easy Music Award for Best Gospel Artist, which launched his career to new levels and gained him an even stronger following of fans. A true roots musician, Crawford’s live performances include a dusting of R&B, soul, gospel, funk and jazz tunes all performed with electrifying energy that can captivate any crowd. An exhilarating performance by Crawford will kick off the spring music series at the Mint.