Mike Morgan and the Crawl
Doors @ 5:30 / Performance @ 7:00pm
Dallas-based blues sensations Mike Morgan and The Crawl first arrived on the blues scene ten years ago, word-of-mouth about their blistering Texas blues spread like wildfire. A decade later, they rank among the blues touring circuits' greatest success stories.
Since forming in the late 1980s, The Crawl's fiery, unforgettable live performances and Morgan's searing guitar playing have earned them rave reviews from critics and a devoted audience worldwide. As displayed on their highly acclaimed albums for Black Top Records, the band's innovative blend of hard-driving Texas blues, sweet Southern soul and aggressive roots rock has placed them at the forefront of the contemporary blues scene.
Now, Mike Morgan and The Crawl revisit the rough-and-tumble Texas roadhouse sound of their roots on their new Black Top recording, I Like The Way You Work It. I Like The Way You Work It is Mike Morgan and The Crawl's most straightforward blues album yet. Produced by Morgan and Black Top founder Hammond Scott, the album showcases Morgan's incendiary, gutbucket guitar riffs and Lee McBee's Little Waiter-style harp and raspy, soul-drenched vocals. I Like The Way You Work It contains fourteen original songs, eleven of which were written by Morgan. In addition to the rock-solid backing of Crawl bassist Johnny Bradley, the album also features a supporting cast of the Crawl's favorite musicians, including Cannonball record artist Shawn Pittman, bassist Willie Campbell (The Fabulous Thunderbirds), drummer Richard Innes.
Hank Mowery raced onto the local and regional blues scene in the Mid 90's with his band The Hawktones. As General Manager of The Rhythm Kitchen Cafe, Mowery honed his skills jamming nightly with the local and national blues acts that happened through The Kitchen.
In 1996 & 1998 Mowery had the opportunity to tour with Blacktop recording artist Mike Morgan & The Crawl. Mike Morgan comments "I was amazed that Hank could step in on a national level like he did. He is a cool harmonica player and singer with old school feel, like Little Walter and Big Walter Horton...two minutes into our first show we knew he wasn't a replacement, he was part of the band!"
Over the years Mowery has had the pleasure of playing with Doug Deming, Dennis Gruenling, Greg "Fingers" Taylor, Frank Krakowski, George Bedard, Steve Nardella, Rusty Zinn, Ronnie James Webber, Mark Hummel, Bill Lupkin, Joe Filisko, Jim Liban, Nick Moss, Kate Moss, Pinetop Perkins, John Brim and the legendary Gary Primich.
With the release of his new CD ACCOUNT TO ME on Old Pal Records and now EXCUSES PLENTY on BLUE BELLA RECORDS, Mowery leaps onto the international scene and is causing a buzz around the roots community. The fresh sound of the recording, different textures in the music and strong musicianship are causing people to stop and take note of the formidable blues/roots outfit.
UrbanBeat Event Center (View)
1213 Turner St
Lansing, MI 48906
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|