Crooked Crow is a high energy, straight-up rock and roll band with bluesy, southern rock overtones and melodic hooks. Currently playing from Boston, MA to Richmond, VA (and everywhere in between) the band is developing a large following within the mid-Atlantic region, especially in NYC and DC.
Crooked Crow formed in 2001, upon the ashes of their previous incarnation, Acoustic Reign. Building themselves a strong following in the Washington DC area as a band with a large repertoire of cover hits—plus a strong pool of original songs—Crooked Crow became a familiar name around town for parties and a rockin' good time.
During the cover years, the band continued writing original songs and releasing CDs. In 2007, Crooked Crow began to focus primarily on playing their own music at “proper” live music venues.
Their original music is best described as high energy, straight-up rock and roll, featuring obvious classic and Southern rock influences coupled with modern lyric and rhythm stylings. The band's sound has been compared to bands like R.E.M., Tonic, and Vertical Horizon.
As a popular headlining act at smaller venues around the Washington DC metro area, Crooked Crow is now playing support at DC’s larger venues, including the State Theatre and the 9:30 Club. Building a following throughout the Northeast Corridor, the band plays often in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York City and Boston. Crooked Crow is also turning their attention to the south, with shows in Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC in the works.
Crooked Crow has opened for and supported many regional and national headliners, including Cowboy Mouth, Sponge, Authority Zero, and Zebrahead.
It is What It Is (2001, full-length album, released under the name Acoustic Reign)
Running to Mercury (2002, full-length album)
John's Son (2005, "Solo" acoustic album released by frontman Bruce Parker)
Real People (2008, 5 song EP)
Just off Seven (2010, full-length album).
Typical set list (original show):
Fall Away From Me
Hit the Ground
What Passes For a Heart
Without Me Knowing
Raise The Dead
We have over two hours of good original material, so sets can be as long as needed to fill a slot.
Shows at "cover" venues are a mix of our original music and classic and modern rock favorites, with hits from greats such as Jimi Hendrix, Lynrd Skynrd, Neil Young, Oasis, Barenaked Ladies, Tonic, and the Foo Fighters. We have over four hours of prepared material for a cover show.