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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Crawford & Salasin

Metropolitan Coffee,  Hutchinson, KS
© Lydia Lowe  10/09/2011

CRAWFORD & SALASIN . . . I had the chance to meet Crawford & Salasin on Saturday night and hear them in concert at Metropolitan Coffee in Hutchinson, KS. They were the first act of the night and played before Stephen Millard.

Crawford & Salasin played quite a few folksy type of tunes.  Everything was very downbeat, quiet, and I thought the performance dragged along.  It was a rainy night, the place they were playing had very subdued lighting, and cozy, but I thought the performance was lack luster.  Both Crawford & Salasin can sing and play but it was disappointing that they never seemed to pull the audience together into their act.  They never played anything upbeat.  The music was good but didn't showcase their talent.

Lisa Salasin and Jess Crawford are both seniors at Central College in McPherson.  They listed Jason Mraz as their biggest musical influence and you can see that influence in the music that they play.  They have a CD out called, "A Place To Lay Your Head" and it features five of their newest songs.  Both hope to move to Nashville, TN after college.  Crawford & Salasin are not interested in a recording deal but simply want an environment where they can sing and play live music.  
Check out Crawford & Salasin's Facebook page at "Crawford & Salasin" and find out where they will be performing next and see their act in person.  There's free music to listen to on their Facebook page, too.

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