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"We fondly and proudly call the Kings of Crownsville our house band at the Cabaret at Germano's. This exciting roots rock band with a decidedly New Orleans flavor stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix. Band leader Steve Johnson's original songs are destined to become classics."
Cyd Wolf, Executive Producer Cabaret at Germano's



Kings of Crownsville

. . . play dynamic, accessible music to suit sophisticated tastes. We take great tunes, add a touch of New Orleans, a pinch of jazz, a hint of world-beat, and ground it all in solid alt-rock sensibility.

. . . write the best new music in Annapolis and take a fresh look at songs by everyone from Johnny Mercer to David Byrne.

. . . is a six-piece band making essential music with piano, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass and drums. Two, three, and four-part vocal harmony is our signature sound.

Kings of Crownsville - CD Reviews

"Waiting there for Me by the Kings of Crownsville is an impressive poppy, hooky 10 song release from Johnson and company. The songs are extremely melodic, passionate and highly entertaining – and clearly prove this band is on to something special. One would be wise to keep a watchful eye on them over the years to come."
Indie Music Digest

"The whole CD is wonderfully conservative yet full of what I would call powerful full tilt energy with music that appeals to so many different senses on so many different levels. It reminds me of classic Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, Brinsley Schwarz and Rare Earth. I can also hear the slight R&B, Rock influence in there as well like Graham Parker, BTO and even Dire Straits. What I really like about this band is there is no attempt to sugar coat the truth or deliver what I call over the top alt rock. It will also appeal to both advanced and novice listeners alike – but make no bones about it this is Old School Classic Rock n’ Roll no matter how you slice it." Vents Magazine

"Johnson and company have the creativity and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous. There is also a unique quality to this catalogue that breaks the mold when compared to the mundane pop-rock that’s been filling the airwaves lately. There is nothing fake and superficial about Kings of Crownsville." Skope Magazine

 

 

 

Waiting There For Me
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Chesapeake Taste Magazine

Published April 2013 by Chris Bancells: " . . . their sound . . . has to be heard to be believed, because New Orleans blues has no business being so good so far north . . . to be fair, calling the Kings a blues band might be an oversimplification.

"Although they spend their days in a variety of professional roles, each band member thinks of himself as a musician first. And whether it's during the regular Wednesday-night rehearsal . . . or out at a live show, the sound is what brings these Kings to life." Read the full article.

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