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Sunday, May 10, 2009

On the Road with Anthony Crawford


Lots of news from Anthony Crawford, Neil Young's band mate who plays guitar, piano and sings on the current tours.

Anthony has a new album, ‘FIVE IS RED’ that came out recently, which he recorded with Neil's opening act, Everest and My Morning Jacket’s Bo Koster.

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Photo by Anthony Crawford

Anthony's website -- -- should definitely be checked out by Neil fans.

Lots of great tour photos, blogs, and videos. The blog "On The Road With A Rock Star" is a look at the life being on the road with Neil Young, band, and crew. With footage from the UK 2008 Continental Tour and continues to the present day. Each new episode is scheduled to be released every Friday and began on April 17th.

Here's quite a fascinating episode of what it's like to be on the road with Neil Young. Segment includes learning the ins and outs of bus travel, visiting fellow band member, Rick Rosas, and personal reflections on global warming.

Anthony also has a YouTube - woottoots's Channel.

From Denver Concerts Examiner: Interview with Anthony Crawford on his new record Five Is Red by Katie Brennan:
Q: You have a new CD, "Five is Red," coming out in early May of this year, has touring with Neil Young influenced "Five is Red" at all?

AC: Of course he influences me in so many ways beginning with his attention to being real. When I prepared myself for this record, I played live shows for weeks so that when I arrived to the session, I would be able to perform them with the same energy. This is how we record with Neil.

Q: Thus far, what is the defining moment in your career?

AC: Playing the guitar solo on stage with Neil Young on his classic songs, "Tonight’s the Night" and "Speakin’ Out". We were at sound check at the beginning of this Tour and he went over to the piano and started playing “Speakin’ Out” and I just stood there and listened. A few moments later, he said for me to play Nills Lofgren's part. It occurred to me then that I am one of only a few that have ever played a solo on his stage. Neil is the man when it comes to that, but hey, this makes it very easy for me to answer this question. I have been blessed to be on stage with such an icon.

Here's a clip from Anthony's new album on

Thanks Scott S. & LACA!

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At 5/10/2009 02:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy is a little bit strange. Cool dude, but strange.

At 5/10/2009 04:11:00 PM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Anthony's interview with Dr dip:

D.D.: Anthony, why are you whispering?

Anthony: Coz if Neil finds out I'm doin this...I'm f%^&kin DEAD!!

D.D.: inneresting!

At 5/10/2009 05:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, i'd hardly call the video clip "fascinating."

96% Club in Full Effect.

sort of weird, if anything.

Johnny Rocket

At 5/10/2009 06:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anthony, thank christ you're an extremely talented, versatile an avant garde film maker, umm, not so much.

Sort of creepy, weird and strange all rolled into one.

I'd hesitate to leave you alone with my 3 yr old.

Johnny Rocket

At 5/10/2009 07:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if he's weird/strange? I've always found the "weird" people to be much more interesting/fun to be around. :)

Maybe a better description would be "unique".

At 5/10/2009 07:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'd hesitate to leave you alone with my 3 yr old also.

Ms Crawford

At 5/11/2009 05:11:00 AM, Blogger TheDrunkenAngel said...

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At 5/11/2009 09:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not eccentric or fascinating - it's shite...

At 5/11/2009 12:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

eccentric my ass...dude's got nothing on ol' shakey.


At 5/11/2009 02:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The guy is a little bit strange. Cool dude, but strange."

"sort of weird, if anything."

"Sort of creepy, weird and strange all rolled into one. I'd hesitate to leave you alone with my 3 yr old."

"And I thought I was eccentric..."

blah, blah, blah...

This guy seems pretty normal to me. I don't know what all of you people are smoking. Whatever it is, I'll pass.

At 5/11/2009 02:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This guy seems pretty normal to me. I don't know what all of you people are smoking. Whatever it is, I'll pass" : sorry, that's some blah blah blah too.

Anyway, where is the Horse ?
I miss the guys.


At 5/11/2009 03:17:00 PM, Blogger Burnzy said...

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At 5/11/2009 04:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 5/11/2009 06:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've gotta be kidding me Burnzy. Downright absurd?!?! Somebody like Frank Zappa or Tom Green makes this guy look like Little Bo Peep.

At 5/11/2009 07:36:00 PM, Blogger Burnzy said...

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At 5/12/2009 12:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey burnzy...did you just lose your Job or what? you seem to be a very bitter person... go crawl back into you little hole of hate...

At 5/12/2009 06:20:00 AM, Blogger Burnzy said...

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At 6/13/2009 01:04:00 PM, Blogger Vic said...

hey, i know anthony and have played on stage with him,he is one of the nices people i've ever met. strange, well he is a fucking rock star. he is always entertaining and fun to be around,he is as real as dirt. vic/wyoming

At 6/22/2009 06:05:00 PM, Blogger Emer said...

Saw you in Dublin -we were up the front, and him :-)

At 8/11/2009 01:06:00 PM, Anonymous Sterling Fletcher said...

Ok, Anyone who thinks Anthony Crawford is strange or whatever does not get the level of creativity he possesses within his body and brain. We have spent entire days and nights in the studio recording and writing songs with him, as well as performing Live on Stage with him. He is genuine and a true friend. The experience of working with him in the studio is nothing short of magical! I wouldn't trade one minute of the time we've spent with Anthony to work with some lesser creative so called "normal" person. Also, take into consideration that he is a bit of a "Ham". Lighten' up people! Sterling Fletcher

At 7/31/2010 10:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anthony Crawford is hilarious as anyone who has even vaguely come in contact with him will tell you. Do you think he would be working with Neil,Pegi, Carl, and Rick (Elliot doesn't count) if he weren't one of the most talented and genuine persons on this planet? I DON'T THINK SO! And if his musicality isn't enough to impress you then check out his early work as Chuck Conner's son on the Rifleman (thats like saying my favorite Neil song is "Horse With No Name")! Good luck with the baby, Anthony, and don't forget to add another cup of water to the soup! the Wildwood


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