Give your guests a night they will always remember!
Crawdad Stew = Fun, Professional Entertainment your guests will love!
We work closely with every client to ensure your event is a success.
What sets Crawdad Stew apart from other Blues bands is the song list: All songs chosen very carefully to be tunes that true Blues fans and non-blues fans alike will both enjoy. Every selection is a song you’ll love the first time you hear it as well as the 100th time you hear it. Most of our songs are upbeat blues that make you smile instead of a night full of “cry in your beer” type blues, although there’s a few of those thrown in as well. This ensures the band will be a hit at any venue whether it be a Blues club, Biker bar, private event or your local Fireman’s carnival.
Price Range: $400 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Crawdad Stew delivers a high energy upbeat Blues show that will have your toes tapping all night. The band is made up of seasoned professionals with years of stage experience who know how to get an audience excited and feeling like they're part of an event rather than just listening to a band.
While the musicians take their craft very seriously they also love to have fun and there will plenty of laughs and family friendly one liners sprinkled between the music. A good time will be had by all.
The members of Crawdad Stew are professionals who will graciously work with the client as far as show times. setting up, soundchecks, and any other concerns that might come up. After all, it's your event, we're working for you.
Crawdad Stew is York’s latest family friendly blues band. Their upbeat mix of Modern and Classic blues with just a hint of Motown and Rock has been carefully crafted for its wide appeal to any audience. If audience members aren’t Blues fans coming into the show, they certainly will be when they leave.
Four seasoned energetic musicians with years of stage experience under their belts make up Crawdad Stew. Our mission: play a lively professionally executed show every night on any size stage. We’re all smart enough to know that a band needs to play what the audience wants to hear and they need to be entertaining as well. We deliver on both counts.
Our scaled down (not as loud) show is perfect for private parties. We’ll keep the volume under control while still delivering the intensity of our full scale performance. Make your next party one your guests will talk about for months.
Our family friendly show is perfect for carnivals since it appeals to people of all ages and all walks of life. Crawdad Stew is as fun to watch as it is to listen to.
Festivals are places where fans go to hear serious music from serious performers. Crawdad Stew is made up of respected musicians who take their craft seriously. Add us to your next show.
Need entertainment at your next corporate event that is appropriate for everyone but doesn’t put them to sleep? Our high energy blues show will deliver.
If you’re in need of some top shelf entertainment at your next charity event but are afraid of what it will cost you, worry no more. We offer serious discounts for charity events. In some situations we can work free.
Sure, we’re family friendly; but that doesn’t mean we can’t rock your club. Our style of intense, upbeat blues is the perfect complement to a few shots and a couple of beers. And we offer something most bands won’t do: our exclusivity program – Book us in your establishment and we will not book any other bars/night clubs in the same municipality.
Bobby ”Gumbo” Williams – Drums, Backing Vocals
Since relocating here from Maryland, Bob has been jamming with some of York’s top players on a casual basis and finally accepted the fulltime drumming position with Crawdad Stew with, thankfully, very little convincing. If you’re reading this at any time present or future there’s good chance Gumbo bought a drum kit within the last 10 days.
Clair “Bubba” Walters, Jr. – Bass, Backing Vocals
This former bassist with Arson and current bassist for Big Wheeley and The Whitewalls lends his bass playing talents to Crawdaddy Stew with fellow “Whitewall” Scott whom he’s played on and off with for 32 years. Famous in Winchester VA for taking his bass into a swimming pool and doing the show from in there.
Dennis “Beanpole” Martin – Blues harp, guitar, backing vocals
What can we say about Mr. Martin? Well nothing really because he won’t tell us anything, just that he’s done “a little of this and that”. Gem of a player that we found on Craigslist who’s either a famous harp player hiding from the Mob or a guy who lives in a van down by the river. We don’t ask any questions.
Scott “Crawdaddy” Olewiler – Lead Guitar, Guitar Synth, Lead Vocals
Since his debut at age 16 in local favorites Big Wheeley and the Whitewalls, Scott has played in many successful local bands including The Kooljerks, Pebbles and The Bam Bam Boys,White Ridge, Borderline and I.O.I. before retiring in 2005 to pursue other interests. Now he is back playing the music he’s most passionate about: The Blues.
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide sound and lighting for any small to medium sized venue, which would include most banquet halls, nightclubs, basically any location with a crowd of up to 1000. We always will work with whatever stage is provided but need at least a 10' x 12' area.
Below is out current song list. For weddings and special events we can learn and play additional requested material wihtin reason. Please include any such songs in booking request.
Messin With The Kid
Broke And Lonely
Don’t You Lie To Me
Got My Mojo Working
Dark Side Of Love
Long Gone Baby
Walking The Dog
The Thrill Is Gone
Muddy Bottom Blues
Willie The Wimp
Just Got Paid
Wang Dang Doodle
Baby Please Don’t Go
Bad Case Of Love
Flip Flop Fly
Rollin and Tumblin
Born Under A Bad Sign
I Put A Spell On You
I’m Leaving You(Commit a Crime)
Let Me Love You Baby
Born In Chicago
Sweet Home Chicago
|Scott Olewiler||Lead Guitar|
|Denny Martin||Blues Harp|
Influences & Inspiration
SRV, B.B. King, Paul Butterfield,Muddy Waters,Eric Clapton,Blues Brothers
10x 12 stage
Two 15 amp circuits or one 30 amp circuit
Access to the stage a minimum or 1 hr before perfromance; but prefer 2 hrs.
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