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
In 2012 Crawford and his friends, Joe
Fasano and Angus McEachern formed Crawford Boyd's Acoustic
Anomaly.The guys were able to present the original music, as
well as some old favorites, and put their own acoustic spin
on them. They have played the northeast and North Carolina
in club dates and concert venues.
In June of '13 Crawford and his wife,
Jenelle, moved to St. Augustine, Florida. He continues to
write and record for Diamond Back Records, which distributes
his songs to the ECMA ( European Country Music Association).
With the help of Gary Reynolds, old
friend and Nashville recording partner, and Glen Erickson,
President of Diamond Back Records; Crawford's last few
songs, "Time to Get Away", "Pickin' Intervention",
"Difference of Opinion", and "Crackin' Pecans" have gotten
radio play in New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands,
France and Great Britian. Also "Those were the Days",
co-written with Glen Erickson, and sung by the fantastic
Nashville artist, Brian Glen. These songs should be
available in early '14 for download on iTunes and CD Baby.
Crawford is currenly recording new
songs at his own,"Surfside Studios" and playing selective
dates. He is also available for "House Concerts" which have
become very popular around the southeast.