New Single for Upcoming CD "Headed South"
"I just listened to Crandall Creek's new release, This Heart of Mine. Lilli Gadd knows how to deliver a story. She is a voice to listen for."
– Laurie Lewis, Grammy Award-winning artist, Female Vocalist of the Year at the International Bluegrass Awards in 1992 and 1994.
"A gifted, natural, and refreshing new voice in bluegrass, this is one to pay close attention to."
– Terry Herd, co-founder, and CEO of Bluegrass Today, founder of the Bluegrass Radio Network and host of Into The Blue.
"Lovely harmonies and great writing! This is a really strong track."
– Becky Buller, Grammy Award-Winning artist, International Bluegrass Awards Recipient for Songwriting, and Fiddle.
Crandall Creek is excited to share with you songs from their upcoming release, Headed South. These songs are written in an original bluegrass style that reflects the West Virginia mountains the band calls home.
Appalachian love, coal mining, and heartfelt spiritual songs are familiar themes in Crandall Creek recordings. Their vocals are as unique and authentic as only a group who create music by writing, traveling, and performing consistently together can deliver.
Although they are not family, they sound and perform music like the best family bands in the industry.
Crandall Creek was founded by Jerry Andrews (rhythm guitar and vocals) of Moundsville, West Virginia, in 2015. Jerry is joined by Kathy Wigman Lesnock (harmony and lead vocals), Lilli Gadd (upright bass, and lead and harmony vocals), Dustin Terpenning (banjo and mandolin) and Heather Wharton (fiddle and vocals). Roger Hoard plays lead guitar on Headed South.
Valerie Smith of Bell Buckle Records is executive producer of the Headed South. Jamie Peck produced, recorded and mixed the album. The 12-song album – all original songs – is due to be released in June.
Crandall Creek also donates a portion of the money they earn to deserving charities through the Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 set up by Jerry.
Crandall Creek band gives more than just music to our community, the Moundsville, West Virginia-based band also makes a point to donate money from the shows to various deserving charities. Jerry Andrews, the leader of the band decided to take their act of giving a step further when beginning an organization that would support his surrounding community with education and culture.
In 2015, Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation, Crandall Creek’s Jerry Andrews (Founder and Executive Director) created 501c3 who’s mission statement is to producing first-rate bluegrass concerts that raise funds for charities and educational workshops to residents of Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and neighboring Ohio. The band Crandall Creek became a driving force behind this foundation through their music.
Here are the many charities that Crandall Creek has supported through the Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation:
By booking Crandall Creek at a festival or an event, 20% of the fee is given to a charity that will go 100% for its cause. So the list keeps growing and so does the improvement of our community!
While coronavirus closed the door on live bluegrass shows, it opened the door for Crandall Creek to help those fighting the virus.
Moundsville-based Crandall Creek bluegrass band donated bottled water and Gatorade to Reynolds Memorial Hospital, a West Virginia University Medicine facility, in Glen Dale on Saturday, April 4.
“This is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ to those on the front lines of this virus,” said Jerry Andrews, founder of Crandall Creek. “This is our community involvement.”
Peggy Brafshak of Reynolds Memorial said the hospital was “most appreciative” of the donation. She and Jason Milczewksi received the water and Gatorade at the hospital.
The donation was made through the Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation, a non-profit 501c3, founded by Jerry. Band members Jerry, Kathy Wigman Lesnock, Dustin Terpenning, Lilli Gadd and Heather Wharton give a portion of the money from their concerts to the Foundation.
Also donating to this effort were Roger Hoard, guitarist who records with the band; Jamie Peck, who has recorded and produced the band; and Bruce Winges, who designs graphics for the band and sits it occasionally.
Bell Buckle recording artist Crandall Creek is a high-energy bluegrass band based in Moundsville. They write original songs in the bluegrass style. Their CD, Headed South, is in final stages of production and will be released this spring.
“We are looking forward to performing again once the virus threat is over,” Jerry said. “In the meantime, we want to help where we can.”