Born and raised in Georgia, Crawford got a real
taste of gospel, country and early rock and roll as a child.
Moving to New Jersey with his family as a teenager, he soloed,
played in duos and trios, and played with full bands, all the
while writing songs as a passion. While in high school, weekends
were spent at the Tamorack Lodge in the Catskills of New York.
Owned by comedian Buddy Hackett, it was akin to scenes from
‘Dirty Dancing’, with small employee cottages over the hill
and out of the way from the main lodge.
At nineteen, Crawford joined the band ‘Hog Heaven’
with Pete Lucia (from Tommy James and the Shondells; writer
of the song ‘Crimson and Clover’). Crawford
was to fill in for the pedal steel player, Buddy Cage,
who had left to join ‘New Riders of the Purple Sage’. Then Crawford
embarked on a duo project called ‘Crawford and Christie’, who
played in many clubs in the northeast for about five years.
Being passionate about children, Crawford spent
ten years hosting concerts for the Children’s Hopes and Dreams
Foundation, raising over $30,000.00 per concert to help children
with life-threatening diseases in Morris County, NJ.
is one of the founding members of Boy’s Nite Out Band, a six-piece
tour-de-force of rock and roll, and they have played together
for over twenty-five years in northern NJ. With Boy’s Nite Out
Band, Crawford plays keyboards, acoustic and electric guitar,
and is a lead singer.
Crawford was also the Founder and Owner of Sanctuary
Sound Solutions, designing and installing sound systems in houses
of worship, from the cathedrals of New York to the poorest sections
He has recently formed Crawford Boyd’s Acoustic
Trio, along with Joe Fasano and Angus McEachern, where he plays
acoustic guitar and sings lead vocals, performing a range of
songs, including acoustic versions of his original music. Crawford
continues to write and record original music in his home studios
in New Jersey and North Carolina.