- Bryon Harris
The Crawdaddies - 'Love That Natty Boh'
The Crawdaddies are a group of polished, talented musicians who have joined together to create unique, phenomenal music. They draw their sound from a variety of influences including Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Ska, Roots, Rock and Reggae creating a sweet groove that is easy to move to. The members of the band include Kraig Greff, accordion, piano; Chris Huntington, vocals, guitar; Javier Rivera, vocals, washboard, acoustic guitar; Rod Gross, drums, and Dan Hones, bass, vocals. Each member has a diverse musical background adding to the full palette of The Crawdaddies sound. Kraig Greff is an Emmy Award Winner who has toured with Della Reese, Barry White, Joe Williams and Diana Ross.
The Crawdaddies single, “Love That Natty Boh,” is a fun, up-beat song that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The song begins with a grooving intro. You will be treated to funky guitar licks, a solid walking bass line and steady kicking drums that allow you to immediately sink into the rhythm and get moving with the music. The Crawdaddies have created a feeling and by this I mean that you will feel like you are sitting at a live show, front seat in New Orleans, or any other city that swings, having a beer and having the best time of your life.
The lead vocalist delivers a rhythmic, staccato-like verse with a rapid delivery that shows the band has depth in their song-writing lyricism and a rhythmical acumen that is tight and advanced; "My friends are all there to drink with a beer while poverty strikes the city. Nobody cares to see the picture painted oh so pretty. The street lights are on. Nobody's home. The children are out to play. I think it would only be safe...only be safe to say...They love that Natty Boh." These rapid, rhythmic verses sung pitch perfect with character and style provide a good build up to the hook. Once we reach the hook singing “They love that natty boh,” the band adds some vocal layering creating harmonies that complement, thicken, and complete the chorus. There’s also no way to leave out the solid performance of the Crawdaddies band members. They keep a very tight sound, always in the pocket, and they can jam while trading solos seamlessly as though they are having an easy conversation. Check out this really cool animated video of "Love That Natty Boh."
The Crawdaddies are no strangers to success. They have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business: Etta James, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, Charlie Daniels, Last Train Home, Buddy Guy, The Old 97s, The Radiators, Jimmy Cliff, Carbon Leaf, CJ Chenier, John Eddie, Joan Jett, The Spinners, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Terrance Simien, G. E. Smith, Marshall Crenshaw, The Young Dubliners, Buckwheat Zydeco, Reel Big Fish and the Neville Brothers.
The Crawdaddies are a band who is easy to groove to; they will make you feel good as they impress you with darn good jams, tasteful leads and a dynamic sound that is fully entertaining and admirable in it's instrumentation and deliverty that sounds "live" yet polished. With songs like “Love That Natty Boh” and much more, the Crawdaddies are a great addition to your collection.
The Crawdaddies plan to release a new album this up coming year. For more information on the Crawdaddies visit their website .
To buy the song: Amazon