New Orleans has a long lineage of great piano players. Jelly Roll Morton, Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, and many more. Such a rich history of culture and music in the Crescent City is bound to leave a prominent imprint on the impressionable youth who hope to follow in their foot steps. Composer, pianist, and vocalist Davell Crawford was one of those kids.
Known as "The Piano Prince of New Orleans", Crawford recently visited WBGO for an episode of Salon Session with host Sheila Anderson. Listen to Davell Crawford reminisce about growing up in a musically rich environment, discovering that his grandfather, James "Sonny Boy Crawford" had been a famous musician, and the downside of fame.