Music is in Davell Crawford’s blood. The grandson of the great James “Sugar Boy” Crawford, Davell has been an active member of the New Orleans music scene since single digits.
Crawford was raised in Baptist and Catholic churches, playing organ, piano, and directing and singing in choirs. Since his early years in the church, gospel has remained the driving force of Crawford’s music, but he is not one to shy away from detours into R&B, blues, soul, or funk.
Now Crawford, affectionately known as “The Piano Prince of New Orleans”, is set to release his first album in thirteen years. My Gift to You is, from start to finish, a tribute to Crawford’s birthplace. The album features big names such as Dr. John, Big Freedia, Bobbi Humphrey, Donald Harrison Jr., and Steve Riley & Walter “Wolfman” Washington.
My Gift to You will be released June 11 via Basin Street Records, but you can stream the album in its entirety below. Also be sure to check out this exclusive video of Davell Crawford performing Junco Partner in studio.