Danny Crawford interview (Part 1)

One of the things I like to do here is try to get you inside of the production of professional music. I think it is incredibly interesting. Some of you will agree with me but even if you are not into that scene at all, there is still a lot to learn from the people in the industry. For sure, you can apply what you learn from them to your church music or other music you play.

Yesterday, one of the most well known studio musicians in the southern gospel genre dropped by my house and we did a series of videos. Danny Crawford has had a 30+ year career as a performer (he was one of the founders of Karen Peck and New River) and as a studio musician. Within the world of southern gospel, he has worked with basically everyone you can think of and he has extensive experience in country and bluegrass as well (including Ricky Skaggs). Today he is off the road as a performer but plays on about 125 projects a year.

This first video is a bit of history. Danny talks about his childhood and his start in professional music including the founding of Karen Peck and New River. He also discusses how music and technology in the industry is changing.

For those that want the charting advice and piano licks that he is well known for, that will come in future segments.

If you don’t see the video below, click here.