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Take a look at our award-winning artists who performed at the Austin Crawfish Festival 2019!

 

Eddy Smith & The 507

"The finest meshes of Soulful Blues and melodic Pop you will hear this year" - The Blues Mag

Best of British: Critic's Choice Award winners, Eddy Smith & The 507 kicked off 2018 with their debut US tour, starting in Denver, CO and finishing in Austin, TX as part of SXSW music festival & Austin Crawfish Festival.

The London-based Soul/Blues band, who's lead vocalist has been compared to the likes of Joe Cocker, Don Henley and Ray Lamontagne, will be releasing their debut album later this year, produced by industry veteran, Stacy Parrish. Stacy has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Randy Newman, and has a Grammy certificate for his work on the Krauss / Plant Collaboration album, Raising Sand.

IMAJ

"Imaj is the best Country singer I've ever worked with. Before it's over, everyone on this planet is going to know her name." Ron Grimes, multi-platinum songwriter, Leann Rimes

Known mononymously as IMAJ, the artist fans everywhere call their “Country Darling” is a multi-talented Country singer-songwriter, visual artist, novelist, actress and humanitarian. Born in Miami Beach, FL to a model mother and actor father, 80’s TV icon Philip Michael Thomas (Tubbs of Miami Vice), IMAJ grew up in a “utopian environment where creativity was encouraged.” CMA (Country Music Association) CloseUp Magazine called IMAJ "The One To Watch." She was also labeled "The New Face of Country Music" by QueenLatifah.com.

Her debut single "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" from her self-titled debut album charted on Music Row and reached New and Active on the Billboard Country Charts. IMAJ says the song is, "...all about being yourself in a world where everyone else is trying to be everyone else. It's all about Peace, Love and Country music."

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Ruben Moreno

Houston, Texas native Ruben Moreno sits at the joint of Zydeco and R&B, using his band Zydeco Re-Evolution to connect the traditions he was surrounded by while growing up with the constantly changing modern trends of the music’s culture.

Read more about Ruben here.

Philip Michael Thomas Jr.

AKA PHILIP MICHAEL

Philip Michael is the star product of Miami Vice 80's icon Philip Michael Thomas and international reggae recording artist Dhaima. Philip, Jr. was coddled at birth by legends like Betty Wright and the Marley's. Entertainment runs through his veins.

After perfecting his craft recording albums worth of material with some of music industry elite Grammy winning producers like Akon, Tank, and Shakespeare; Philip's universal sound reaches a very diverse audience.

Phonsoul & The Oligarchs

Phonsoul & The Oligarchs, originally assembled by Alphonso Scallion are Austin's best kept secret. Resembling the vibe and electric swank of artists like Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Phonsoul brings a much needed refreshment to the Austin, Texas music scene. Phonsoul & The Oligarchs will play this year at Austin Crawfish Festival and SXSW music festival.

Calvin Locklear

After spending his 20’s starting a family and becoming a connoisseur of leisure activities and trans fats, Calvin decided to give songwriting another spin in 2015 after moving to Austin. He released two self produced EPs “No One Is Listening” and “Hottest Hell” in less than two years and has yet to cash out any of his streaming revenue.

Last fall, he and drummer David Julius began working on new material and what began as a small 4 song EP project quickly turned into something bigger. After the first recording session in December, Calvin began writing multiple songs per week and had a complete album before the end of the year.

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Dr. Zog

If you like your Louisiana gumbo with a dash of Texas BBQ sauce and a side of slaw, you have to check out Texas Zydeco Train by the Dr. Zog Band. Dr. Zog has been doing zydeco music for about 20 years, and has eight albums – mostly zydeco – to show for it. But that doesn’t mean he gives up on his local color. His songs are steadfastly, unapologetically Texan, colorfully flavored with lots of Texas context and amusing self parody – the way Jimmy Buffet would do zydeco if he was from Texas.