Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
Crimmins brings The Hookers out to blast the room with Dixieland horns, rowdy ragtime piano and gypsy jazz guitar. Crooning and boozing the night away, he delivers everything you would expect from a man who claims to be possessed by the ghost of an old vaudevillian accordion player. Songs jump with a 1920′s gaudiness, reminiscent of tawdry, dangerous jazz. While devious lyrics can mirror the sinister Charlestons they accompany, Crimmins also has a grab bag of unjaded torch songs at his disposal, spotlighting the loneliness of a life spent in the shadows.
Blair Crimmins began his music career in Atlanta, Georgia, playing the rock club circuit under the name “Blair Crimmins and The Hookers”. He was determined to bring the Ragtime and traditional New Orleans Jazz sound to a new young audience and quickly became one of the Southeast’s most exciting touring musicians. A multi- instrumentalist, Crimmins puts on an eclectic stage show while performing on piano, guitar, banjo, ukulele, and even accordion. As a student at Berklee College of Music, his primary focus was songwriting and arranging for large bands. Now he brings his musical knowlege to the group with a classic New Orleans horn section (Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone) while fronting the six peice band with a smokey vocal. While the group may sound like a page out of American history, their original lyrics have a modern twist often expressing the lamentations of an old soul living in the 21st century.LISTEN | WATCH OFFICIAL WEBSITE | FACEBOOK