"He has in own sound, his own style...in fact he's so
damn good....he pisses me off ( lol)" Geno Washington
Crawford is something of an enigma. Originally from Lancashire,
he now resides on the North Devon coast.
shy and retiring man who readily admits that recording studios fill
him with dread and that he’d rather go fishing with his dog for
company, has, none the less, toured much of Europe and the U.S.A
captivating audiences with his intimate folk/blues style.
Softly spoken, Jim totally surprises his audience when he breaks
into song with, as one reviewer put it " A richness of voice
you can only be born with." and for years has been revered
among professional musicians as a consummate finger picker and slide
He first came to the attention of a wider audience when invited
to record a session for the BBC’s Paul Jones Show. When quizzed
by Mr. Jones about recent concert work we glimpsed the sense of
humour that lights up Jims live shows when he wryly replied, “I've
just played at the Appledore school fete where I was second in the
popularity stakes to a bouncy castle !”
Jim has finished his new solo album "Roots &
Originals" which is available along with his previous albums
"Blues Boy" and "When
the Rains Came". If you would like listen to a few tracks from
these albums go along to
Jim's New Album Release - 'Roots & Originals'
"After months of faffing around, I've finally got some bloody work done. Hope you like it."
'When The Rains Came' covered by Beth Rowley on her new album
already covered 'When The Rains Came' on her 2004 EP, Beth called
Jim recently to ask him if she could cover the track again on her
new album 'Little Dreamer', which is tipped to top the UK album
big production gospel soul version of Jim's track appears among
a number of other covers by such distinguished names as Bob Dylan
and Willie Nelson, as well as some songs penned by Rowley herself.
of you who have not seen Jim's screen debut in the short film 'Jim's
Dream' by up and coming director Richard Crossman, are now able
to see the film on YouTube. Filming took place in Devon and Somerset
in the summer of 2006, and it has been well recieved by cinema audiences
around the region.