Crooks and Crows is a gritty blend of Americana, Folk, and Honky Tonk. Their progressive country sound brings you on the road and through a diverse landscape of beautiful, dusty, and honest experiences involving motorcycles, ghost towns, battles between good and evil, failed baptisms, and broken hearts and bones. If early Springsteen, Dylan, George Jones, and Hank Williams were in a four-way head-on collision, Crooks and Crows would be the oily, bloody mess flowing towards the gutter- draining to the creek.
Their debut, self-titled album contains a mix of upbeat, cogent anthems, lyrical play, rootsy finger-picking and raw, lonesome emotions backed by dulcet tones. John Patrick jokes of the band, “We basically like to play with the crowd’s emotions. If you don’t feel as though you’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster after our set then we haven’t done our job. Crooks and Crows is your high school boyfriend.”
Burt the Dirt thrives in their live performances that feature strong harmonies and skillful instrumentation. They have performed at some of the most loved clubs in the Washington, D.C. area such as Gypsy Sally’s and The Hamilton. Throughout each show, members often take turns on different instruments and lead vocals. Dynamically, the band is able to exude a gritty mellowness, think American Beauty era Grateful Dead, while retaining a tight musicianship; they honor the tone of each individual song, playing with a patient balance of loose feel and melodic precision. With compelling originals that sit comfortably beside covers of The Band and Gram Parsons, Burt the Dirt have amassed a catalogue that is sure to impress old-school Americana heads while winning over new ones.