September 1st, 2011

Austin’s CROOKS have been working hard in the practice space all summer with Danny narrowing down songs, working on arrangements and rehearsing together in preparation for recording their debut LP The Rain Will Come at Good Danny’s. These rough and rowdy boys have found a way to effortlessly move between and fuse many of their influences in their live set – Ennio Moricone, Herb Alpert, Willie Nelson, Texas Tornados, and a little Appalachian Folk. Danny is working to help tie these elements together into one cohesive record – streamlining and weaving a common thread among their diverse catalog of songs and throwing a little dust on everything for good measure.

The Rain Will Come will be out in May of 2012.

Check out this clever little video our friends at Austin Music Weekly created, starring Danny as the bartender:

KUT 90.5 (Austin’s NPR station):
“Texas band most likey to score big in 2012? (read article here)

MTV Hive:”5 bands worth investigating during SXSW”
“A four-piece country-rock outfit that likes things moody and traditional. Crooks are bleary-eyed, regretful western music. In other words, the best kind.” (read article here)

My Old Kentucky Blog:
“fame and fortune, or at least unconditional love from critics and fans, likely in their near future.” (read article here)

Austin Chronicle:
“2011 Critics Picks” (read article here)