KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE
Benefit concert for MusikNOW
A six-piece band making essential music with piano, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass and drums. Two, three, and four-part vocal harmony is their signature sound. They take great tunes, add a touch of New Orleans, a pinch of jazz, a hint of world-beat, and ground it all in solid alt-rock sensibility. The band was a finalist in October ‘s Best Blues Band in Baltimore according to the Baltimore Blues Society, taking second place.
Steve Johnson - Vocals, Guitar
". . . he bought his first guitar at 13, then wrote his first song at 14."
Mike McCormick - Keyboards
"Mike has recently embraced the electronic keyboard,'a high-wire act without a net'. . ."
Rob Creath - Drums
". . . while he is not the youngest member in “Kings of Crownsville” he feels like a young man trapped in a 70 year old body. . ."
John C. Harris - Trombone
". . . In his imagination, John has redefined the trombone as a lyrical instrument on his two Concord Jazz releases."
David Vermette - Bass Guitar
". . . his style is all his own, unique and unforgetable . . ."
Jim Tavener - Trombone, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
". . . a leader in BIG band sounds . . ."
Edward Justice - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Bone
". . . Raised in Hagerstown, MD, Ed discovered music early, using whatever he found to make musical sounds. . . ."