BOP SHOP RECORDS & BOP ARTS present
THE CRAWDIDDIES CD RELEASE SHOW
SUNDAY, JULY 12th, 2:30pm – 4:30 p m.
BOP SHOP RECORDS, 1460 MONROE AVE.
Signal in the Static, an all original album by The Crawdiddies is an expression of the active heartbeat in the Rochester music scene. Fully funded by fans, family, and friends, this music springs from connection in the community. It features twelve songs that demonstrate the band’s capacity for creating evocative grooves. From the carefree saunter of ‘Peppermint Tea’ to the forthright release of ‘Misplaced Loyalty’ the album addresses the forces and feelings that exist in all of us. The album has already generated a buzz with reviewers:
“The Crawdiddies are reigniting Americana and Blues throughout Rochester and beyond with their latest, “Signal in the Static.” Banjo picks and licks dance around lead singer Heather Taylor’s soulful and beckoning trills. On his creative palette of percussion, Washboard Dave gives significant texture and pulse. His thimbled-fingers dance between washboard and bell, while full-bodied bass pulls you into your feet and hips. Soul sweats, joy lifts and it’s pretty hard not to dance to these guys.” Tyler Pearce, CITY Newspaper
The Crawdiddies are a band on a mission. The goal? To find your heart string that shares the resonant frequency of your tailfeather and pluck it! And pluck they do. Using traditional acoustic instruments, the Crawdiddies conjure an exciting musical experience. Drawing from several troves of American roots music including Delta Blues, Appalachian Old-Time, Bluegrass, and R&B, they are equally at home on stage or around the camp fire. A staple of the Rochester scene, the Crawdiddies – Washboard Dave, Banjo Ben, Bassman Jay Chaffee, and the magnificent Heather Taylor – have created bluesy grooves all over the city from Lovin’ Cup to Hose 22, Abilene and The Lilac Festival.
“The whole band has a genuine casualness to it, which ultimately gets under collars and skin until you can’t resist any longer.” – Frank DeBlase