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Pocket the Moon shows - staged reading of my play, The Spins 

First of all, thank you SO MUCH for all of the support with the release of our debut self-titled album with Pocket the Moon! The album is available on CD Baby and iTunes as well as here on my website and on the Pocket the Moon website. We have already gotten some positive reviews of the album from local music blogs The Silver Tongue and Latest Disgrace, and they have been playing tracks from the album on the Georgia Music Show on Album 88 (88.5 FM WRAS) Wednesday nights from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. So tune in, and give them a call to request our tunes!

We've got one more Atlanta show before we hit the road in August for our mini-tour!

Upcoming Pocket the Moon Shows:
  • July 31 - Sunday - The Music Room - Atlanta, GA - FREE! - with nerdkween - send off show before we hit the road
  • August 3 - Wednesday - Tin Roof - Charleston, SC
  • August 5 - Friday - The Boiler Room - Asheville, NC
  • August 8 - Monday - The Elbo Room - Chicago, IL
  • August 13 - Saturday - The Edge - Big Stone Gap, VA with Savannah Shoulders
  • August 23 - Tuesday - Smith's Olde Bar (upstairs) - Atlanta, GA
We are still trying to pick up some extra shows in between August 8th (Chicago) and August 13th (Virginia) so if any of you musicians or Midwesterners have booking suggestions or would like to play with us, let us know!

In other news, my one-act play, The Spins, was a finalist in the Essential Theatre Playwriting Contest and will have a staged reading on Wednesday, July 27th at 7:30 PM at Actor's Express as part of The Essential Theatre Bare Essentials Reading Series. This event will be FREE (with a $5 suggested donation), it is going to be directed by Curtis Krick, and it will feature many incredibly talented actors and musicians from the Atlanta area including Rachel Kemp (Painted, Leapfrog). I'd love to see everyone out and hear your thoughts about this play! I'm hoping this reading will lead to a production sometime in the near future.

New acoustic YouTube cover, new Pocket the Moon album, new staged reading of one of my plays! 

Hey everyone!

First of all, I got another acoustic cover up on YouTube (finally). This is me doing a version of Anna Domino's "Summer" as requested by one of my Kickstarter donors. I'm hoping to start getting these covers on YouTube on a weekly (or at least every other week) basis! So if you have any requests, leave me a comment!

Secondly, I'm sure you've all heard about the new Pocket the Moon release. In case you haven't checked the blog in a long time, Pocket the Moon is the indie/folk duo that Geoff Goodwin and I are in. We've been playing around town in places like Drunken Unicorn, The Earl, Wonderroot, Smith's Olde Bar, and Highland Inn Ballroom.

We are releasing our debut self-titled ten-track album on June 24th. We will be playing a CD release show at The Drunken Unicorn on Friday, June 24th along with Molly Parden and Richard Parsons. It's only 5 bucks, and I'm making cookies. That's right FREE COOKIES and live music! I hope you can join us!

If you don't live in the Atlanta area but still want to be a part of the experience, Drunken Unicorn is now doing live streaming of their shows on the internet! So the show will be streamed live at If you can't watch it live, it will still be up there for quite a while afterwards so definitely be sure to check it out!

You can also pre-order a copy of the album on the Pocket the Moon website or in my store if you aren't able to make it out to the CD release show but still want an album.

What people are saying about the album so far:

"Pocket the Moon is using this record as a tool to prove themselves as a band, not a duo, and to exemplify some of the rules (or lack thereof, actually) of songwriting as a band of multi-instrumentalists. Crawford’s easy-listening voice spills tales that are tonally matter-of-fact, and that helps drive Pocket the Moon away from folk and towards something, musically, more transgressional. Atlanta doesn’t need another distraught artist becoming one with his or her Taylor to deliver us C-to-D-to-Am flops about lost love and inner redemption. I think Crawford and Goodwin are telling us, with this record, that they agree." - J.Criss of The Silver Tongue - Click here to read the full review

Also, The Essential Theatre will be doing a staged reading of a play that I wrote called The Spins as it was a finalist in their playwriting competition! The staged reading will take place Wednesday, July 27th at Actor's Express and you're all invited. :-) For more information on this reading series, click here.

And that's what's going on with me. I hope you all are doing well!!