Crowboy is original Americana, written and performed by two visual artists with unique points of view. With an appreciation for the past and a penchant for pushing envelopes, Crowboy creates music that is dynamic, edgy, visceral, familiar, fresh, and always memorable.Share
Formed in 2005, Crowboy was named for the sounds we make: ragged, mysterious, beautiful, enthusiastic, resourceful. Crowboy is all of this and more, in the form of music performed with integrity and conviction by Christopher Smith and Todd Redmond. These Colorado natives are both visual artists who can't help but bring their unique outlook to their music. The result is something both familiar and fresh: strong dynamics, catchy melodies, sparkling harmonies, and sharp lyrics that pour new energy into the fine tradition of American music.
Though still relatively a new group, Crowboy has a seemingly endless wealth of inspiration. We've had the pleasure of performing at many Colorado clubs and events, including Bender's, The D-Note, Oskar Blues, Waterloo Icehouse, as well as festivals such as the South Park Music Tour. With our music, we are eager to connect with as many similarly-wired people as possible.
Crowboy EP, 2006
Making up for Lost Time, Full length CD, 2008
Our typical shows are one to three 45-minute sets of original music, tastefully mixing up dark ballads with lively rockers. Occasionally a cover will be reworked and put in the set for good measure; we've been known to perform songs by Townes Van Zandt, X, Randy Newman, Jason Ringenberg, Richard Thompson, Neil Young, Morphine, Nirvana, and even Motorhead.
A Sample of a typical set list:
BLOOD & DUST
SOMETHING'S GOTTA CHANGE
HEAD IN A BUCKET
OLD KENTUCKY HOME (Randy Newman cover)
COUNT TO THREE
NOTHING TO SHOW
CAN'T BE FOUND