I played piano for a really long time, and decided about four years ago to give singing a shot. Now I do both. I had never actually written a song of my own until last summer, when I spent far too much time on my own in an unfurnished Bed-Stuy apartment...
I played piano for a really long time, and decided about four years ago to give singing a shot. Now I do both. I had never actually written a song of my own until last summer, when I spent far too much time on my own in an unfurnished Bed-Stuy apartment plunking around on my keyboard while using very hot amplifier as a bench.
I grew up on the west coast and spent a lot of my time crawling around very big rocks near the ocean and holding Sunday morning music jams with friends. We'd buy doughnuts and drink Sunny D and play the theme from Peanuts over and over. And, after we felt like we had thoroughly rocked out, we would just drive and drive and drive along the water. Our home was the last dry town in all of California, and the cops rigorously enforced a 10pm curfew for minors. I think everyone who grew up with me loves to mention these things and feign annoyance at our dull upbringing, but deep down we are all very proud of where we grew our wings. Small time, coastal California.
I've lived in Los Angeles, New York City and now Boston. I've played a lot of gigs, some of them around the world. I'm still trying to figure out my music. I've played for dancers, for filmmakers, and now I think I'm finally playing for myself.
Right now I'm making an EP with some amazing and beautiful friends and musicians. It should be done in July 2008! I hope you enjoy. Preferably with doughnuts and Sunny D.
I also play in an awesome band in NYC called DeLeon. Check em out in my top friends. If we're coming to your city, hit me up!
"Over the past 20 years, I have gone to dozens of concerts on the Wesleyan University campus featuring students playing alongside their teachers and mentors. Many of these student-musicians have gone on to successful careers.... Tierney Sutton and Amy Crawford are both making their ways through the (all-of-sudden) crowded field of jazz vocalists.... The California native [Crawford] is another product of the fertile Arts program at Wesleyan University and is just beginning to be noticed by critics and audiences on the East Coast." --Richard Kamins, Hartford Courant