Guitars & Recording
Jake Crawford started playing guitar at 7 and at 11, started lessons with Fuzzy Whitener, a local blues musician who played steel guitar in the Gary Stewart band. After a year of lessons, Jake joined Fuzzy Whitener’s band before forming his own band called The Conspirators, and releasing his first album “Livin’ for the Day”. After touring Texas and surrounding states for two years, the second album “Nothing to Lose” was released and a new band was formed, with a more aggressive rock and metal style.
The Jake Crawford band toured Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico until 2002. An EP was released called “Time Goes By” with Jake co engineering and playing drums and bass.
In 2003, Jake was accepted to the Berklee College of Music in Boston and completed a two year performance program, and spent an extra semester at the college for extra private instruction and courses in ear training, arranging, and music history.
After returning back to Texas in mid 2006, Jake toured with multiple country bands throughout the south. In late 2007, Jake joined the band Deaf Pedestrians. Shorty after joining, the band was signed with Virgin Records and after the contract was completed, Deaf Pedestrians went with an independent label to release “We’re All Gonna Die”. Jake was a co writer on the album, and performed bass, guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals. Deaf Pedestrians continued to tour the US until 2010.
Since 2010, Jake has played in various variety bands in Dallas and has released the album “Dolarphine” in 2015, playing all instruments, and engineering and mastering the album at his home studio in Texas. He currently plays with the variety band “Good Question” and his own three piece blues/rock band “JC3”.