The Blue Crawdads
Listen to The Blue Crawdads’ latest album, Live! Straight from the Mud, and you’ll discover an earthy mixture of blues, soul, and rock & roll with a sprinkling of funk and a hint of mountain music. Hailing from the Appalachian hills of southeastern Kentucky, The Blue Crawdads have brought their original songs with deep roots to festivals, nightclubs, coffee houses, and house parties since 2014. Past recordings have included the EPs Bluefield and A Crawdad Christmas, as well as a New Orleans-style cover of “Just a Closer Walk,” recorded live with bluegrass mandolin virtuoso Virgil Bowlin. Their songs “Cumberland River Blues” and “Good Lovin’ Is My Business” have provided the soundtrack for web-based commercials for Barbourville Tourism and Wildcat Harley-Davidson. Look for a new studio EP, Take You There, coming in summer 2018.