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CRIMSON AND CROWBAR


In 1991 David formed Crimson Crowbar, initially to be able to play with all of the talented L.A. musicians he had met over the years. It was a “collective”. With so many top “touring pros” coming home on tour breaks, David was able to put together some incredible lineups of musicians that would otherwise never get to play together. Players like Jorgen Carlsson (Gov’t Mule) Mitch Marine (Dwight Yokum) Mike Malinin (The GooGoo Dolls) Chris Ralles (Pat Benetar) and Erik Eldinius (Billy Idol) There were many magical nights!

From time to time though something really special happens. Such is the case when in 1993 David and long time friend and extremely talented guitarist/vocalist Frank Simes started playing together regularly. This “duo” version of Crimson Crowbar became very popular! And now after 1000’s of shows, 3 records and more than 20 years later, it is still the way a lot of people remember the band.


David & Frank still appear together from time to time but it’s slightly more difficult these days now that Frank is the musical director for The Who.


So then “The Collective” returned for a while and players like Stevie DiStanislao (CSN & David Gilmour) and John Avila (Oingo Boingo) Greg Camp (Smash Mouth) Michael Klooster (Smash Mouth) were regular members of the ever evolving band. And still show up from time to time…


This brings us to present day and that “special lineup” once again. Enter Todd Wolf on Drums, (Beth Hart) Wade Biery on Bass/Vocals (Christopher Cross, Don Felder, Joe Walsh & Glenn Frey) and Emily Kilimnik on Violin. Together these four have been playing to packed houses all over Southern California! With their popularity on a steady rise and big plans for the future, as anyone who has seen them will tell you, this is a polished, great sounding, must see show!