- June 7, 2016
-- When you think of some of the most prolific southern blues rockers in music history, bands that actually grew up in the south usually come to mind--Lynyrd Skynyrd perhaps, or maybe the Allman Brothers--but New York's Memphis Crawl (http://www.memphiscrawl.com/)
seem to flip that paradigm on its head as a Northern rock outfit with the same southern charm! And with a slew of upcoming summer gigs including this Memorial Day weekend at Eisenhower Park (https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/
Park)'s Freedom Fair / Music Festival Carnival Friday, May 27th at 7:30pm, you see for yourself. (More Upcoming Dates Below)
Described as "Bluesy","Ballsy"
,"Soulful" and "Convention Defying", Memphis Crawl was formed in 2004 by charismatic frontman Matty O'Brien on the blue-collar streets of New York City. The son of a counter-culture mother from Brooklyn and a country-blues bred outlaw daddy from the South, Matty was raised on a strict diet of rock 'n roll and delta blues and even as a small child it was clear that this "old soul" was a natural performer. Soon after putting the group together, Matty found some of the "heaviest cats around" in guitarist Bryan Stevens, bassist Slim Vincenti, and percussionist Michael Powder. From their first jam session together it was obvious that their collective energy and chemistry was truly something special and a once-in-a-lifetime gift. The four piece powerhouse has toured all over the U.S. from NYC to Los Angeles and parts of Europe, and their fan base--known as "The CrawlDogs"--have become a huge funky family almost a cross between a counterculture commune and a traveling circus. With O'Brien's Jim Morrison-esque persona, a stage presence and vocal delivery that meets the raw emotion of Joe Cocker, and a sound reminiscent of bands like My Morning Jacket and the Black Crowes- a glimpse at their live show can truly display to any hard core rock 'n roll fans why their motto is "play like it's your last night on Earth!!".
Friday, May 27th @ FREEDOM FAIRS MUSIC FEST (http://www.freedomfairs.org/FreedomFairs.asp
)atEisenhower Park- Field 2, East Meadow, NY
Thursday, July 14th @ Pianos (http://pianosnyc.com/
), New York, NY (For Tickets, Click: HERE (http://www.ticketweb.com/
Sunday, July 17th @ Great South Bay Music Festival (http://www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com/)
, Patchogue, NY
Wednesday, July 20th LIVE TV TAPING for Rick's Rising Stars (https://www.facebook.com/
fref=ts)@ Revolution Bar & Music Hall (http://clubloaded.com/
music-hall/), Amityville, NY
Thursday, August 18th in the All Music Inc. Lounge (http://thespaceatwestbury.com/?
@ The Space at Westbury (http://thespaceatwestbury.com/)
, Westbury, NY
With more upcoming dates on the way and a trip into Suffolk Recording Studios (http://www.suffolkrecordingstudios.com/)
planned to record new music, it seems Memphis Crawl's star is only continuing to shine brighter as they head into Summer 2016!
For More Information on Memphis Crawl, Visit: http://www.memphiscrawl.com/
For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick@RickEberle.com