Like the wind beneath an artist's wings, lending support and guidance when needed. Whether it was beating on make shift drums made from cardboard boxes, as a youngster, while living in Barbados or struggling as a musician on the club and college circuit in the USA, Lionel was always in love with music. He felt the key to interacting and working with people was rhythmic but not necessarily limited to music, but also through life's rhythms.
Just as a heart beat speeds up when excited or slows down when relaxed. Lionel truly feels, Life is Rhythm, and rhythm is.
I have had the pleasure of working with very gifted artists, musicians and bands over the years including Seth Sharp, Pat Thompson, Lew Drayton, Harold Sargent,Roland Carter Jr., Pressure Point and Jus...Us Band, in various roles. Each situation brought different challenges. In the end They were all great experiences.
Working with Lew Drayton, the Barbadian legend on his song Evelyn was a great experience for me. With Lew it was all about the performance, so I never had to punch in with him. He would sing his tracks from the beginning all the way through to the end. I never once had to punch in a vocal with him and he seldom messed up. I produced, co-wrote and arranged Evelyn with Lew.
Speechless - Seth Sharp - Seth had this idea of just recording his voice with guitars because one, he liked the idea and two, he had to fly back to Iceland, so we cut the tracks with the idea I could add to them later. Well, once the original tracks were delivered we decided to leave them be.
Come Inside by Pressure Point. It was a total joy to work on this. I was so happy that the band members put enough trust and faith in me to produce this cut.
Live Performances & videos
Published on Sep 14, 2012
Seth Sharp performs with Soul Candy at the Studio at Webster Hall, New York City. Seth is joined by Stefan Laxdal on drums from Iceland, Ralph Hunt on Bass and Lionel Crawford on guitar from the US and performed his hit single "Every Sunday." Artists Evelyn Vasquez and Khalid Rivera joined Soul Candy on stage for the finale.
Performing at Vibz Uptown on guitar with Jus Us Band
With the Soulful Passion Band at Mixx Lounge, Pat Thompson and Daryl Carter covering Peabo Bryson's Feel The Fire.