Davell Crawford: Piano Prince of New Orleans

They’ve called Davell Crawford the “Piano Prince of New Orleans.” He has had long and diverse career playing all kinds of music, New Orleans R&B, Gospel, Rock n Roll,... See More

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They’ve called Davell Crawford the “Piano Prince of New Orleans.” He has had long and diverse career playing all kinds of music, New Orleans R&B, Gospel, Rock n Roll, Blues, and Jazz but he was trained as a classical musician too.

His grandfather, James “Sugar Boy” Crawford wrote and recorded “Jock-a-Mo” which you know as “Iko Iko” for Chess records in 1954.

And when he was young he hung out with Fats Domino.

He never moved back to New Orleans after the flood but New Orleans never left his soul.

No longer a prodigy but now a musician with a long string of great albums who tours the world, he’s now in New York which is where I called him on a day when the whole world seemed to be self-quarantined. That would be Monday, March 16, 2020.

He had put up a video on Facebook the day before in which he talked about his feelings and played some beautiful piano.

Meet Davell Crawford

They’ve called Davell Crawford the “Piano Prince of New Orleans.” He has had long and diverse career playing all kinds of music, New Orleans R&B, Gospel, Rock n Roll, Blues, and Jazz but he was trained as a classical musician too.

His grandfather, James “Sugar Boy” Crawford wrote and recorded “Jock-a-Mo” which you know as “Iko Iko” for Chess records in 1954.

And when he was young he hung out with Fats Domino.

He never moved back to New Orleans after the flood but New Orleans never left his soul.

No longer a prodigy but now a musician with a long string of great albums who tours the world, he’s now in New York which is where I called him on a day when the whole world seemed to be self-quarantined. That would be Monday, March 16, 2020.

He had put up a video on Facebook the day before in which he talked about his feelings and played some beautiful piano.

Meet Davell Crawford

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Tom D'Antoni

Tom D’Antoni has been a broadcaster (TV and radio), producer, writer, editor, author and a lot of other things in a long career in all forms of media. He is currently Editor-In-Chief of Oregon Music News, does a Soul Music radio show (I Like It Like That), DJ’s in clubs, does a podcast on Bleav and OMN. He lives in Portland Oregon. And that’s only scratching the surface…