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Bop Shop Records is pleased to have the Crawdiddies celebrate the release of their new CD!

Tuesday, June 19 8pm
Bop Shop Records 1460 Monroe ave.

$5 donation requested at the door!
All proceeds go to the band!

Enjoy a special price for their new CD!
Only $5 at the show only!

The Crawdiddies——- are a staple of the Rochester roots music scene.  Having swayed through a handful of different sounds over the last decade, they have recently returned to their original inspiration of country blues with the addition of Raed Bolton to the band.  Raed’s masterful guitar playing and honest songwriting inject an energy into the music that keeps an audience entranced.  The veteran rhythm section of Washboard Dave and groove-master Jay Chaffe maintains that delicate yet formidable feel that has attracted fans since the band’s beginnings.  Ben Haravitch’s bouncing banjo and quirky songwriting is the butter on the bread.  More exciting than ever, The Crawdiddies’ sound is once again being released with a collection of songs on the EP “All I Got and Need” which features original works by Raed and Ben as well as one-of-a-kind interpretations of old gems like ‘Honey Babe’ and ‘The Death of John Henry.’ 

Raedwald hails from Ithaca by way of Rochester NY. He plays traditional finger picking old time blues, rhythm and soul. Raed sings and plays a national resonator guitar in both piedmont and delta blues styles His influences include Missippi John Hurt, Hot Tuna, and Reverend Gary Davis. Throughout the past ten years he has performed regularly as a street musician (currently in downtown Ithaca) and booked live shows across the state . He has been with the Crawdiddies for a year and performed alongside washboard Dave for a decade. Check him out at Raedmusic.com or theCrawdiddies.com

Jay Chaffee has played bass for the last 30 years with multiple acts from Rochester New York. For the last 10 years Jay has been a fixture on the local Americana roots and blues music scene performing with Gordon munding ancient youth the Crawdiddies the lonely ones  The cotton Toe 3  and Genesee Johnny

Washboard Dave Paprocki
Many years have passed since Dave took his first drum lesson. His first gig was in 1961 where he and the Paragons played for a backyard party. Since then, he’s performed with the Jesters, the knorks, the Howse, Spectrum, live oak, Chanks chank, the Genesee Jug Sliders, and Ancient Youth. After Joining the crawdiddies in 2011, he’s been with them ever since.   Dave also performs with a couple other combos around town, and shows-up at numerous open mike sessions.  Besides playing the washboard, he has been making “wall hung” boards. An upcoming show and sale is in the planning stages for this year, or early 2019                                                                                                                                                                          He is the proud winner of city newspaper’s 2012 “Rochester’s Best Busker” competition. 

Ben Haravitch lives in Warsaw, NY.  He teaches clawhammer banjo, records acoustic music, and plays in slew of roots-based bands in the region including The Crawdiddies, The Brothers Blue, and Mount Pleasant String Band.  Breaking into the Americana scene as a bass player, Ben has found his voice on many instruments including the banjo, guitar, harmonica, and most recently the fiddle.  His songwriting tends to focus on the local landscape and history – attempting to make sense of our collective transition from a community of farmers and self-sustainers to an automated society of phone toters riddled with anxiety.   

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