Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Soul Nova Niki J. Crawford Shines Bright In West Coast Music Scene

Singer/songwriter/performer Niki J. Crawford has been electrifying the West Coast music scene with her impressive vocal gifts, dynamic performances, and rich sonic gumbo of funk, soul, rock, reggae, indie, pop, R&B and blues. The multitalented LA-based artist brings an honesty and authenticity to her recordings and performances; and she always forms a strong connection with her audience at her shows. Her talents have earned her a dedicated and enthusiastic following that stretches across California and beyond.

Crawford has shared the stage with music luminaries such as Al Green, Carlos Santana, Snoop Dogg, Aaron Neville, Macy Gray, the Roots and Sharon Jones. And she has performed on popular late-night television shows such as Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

A versatile singer, Crawford’s vocals can be soothing and reassuring one minute and forceful and brash the next. She rains pure fire on tracks like soul/rock burner “What If,” then turns around and delivers an elegant, understated vocal performance on the majestic “No Fear.”

Crawford was born in a small country town in Springhill, Louisiana. She developed an interest in music at an early age and began singing when she was only six. The talented young singer eventually became the lead soloist in her hometown church choir. And music has been a big part of her life ever since.

Crawford was the lead singer for acclaimed LA funk/soul outfit Orgone for three years before spreading her wings as a solo artist. She has years of touring experience under her belt and has lit up stages all over the world with her immense talent. She's truly a force onstage.

In 2015, Crawford released her EP Genesis Block, a topflight collection of songs. And she released her first full album, The Second Truth, in 2018. This album  also boasts really strong material, all of which was written by Crawford.

In addition to being a recording artist, Crawford has a burgeoning career as an actor; she has appeared in films such as He’s Just Not That Into You, Revival, American Dreamz, Love Ranch, Mr. Sophistication and Killer Diller, which garnered her much praise from film critics. And she has guest-starred on popular TV series such as Ally McBeal and Wanted.

To learn learn more about Crawford, get tour dates, or info on any film projects she may have in the works, visit her website.

Crawford's original song "What If"

Crawford performs "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" at  Long Beach Jazz Festival 2016

Crawford's original song "No Fear"

Crawford's music available at Amazon

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