About Angelo J

Angelo J Rossi, aka “AJ Crawdaddy” is an American Guitarist and owner, operator of The Cave Recording Studio and Record Label. Born in Palo Alto, California and a long time Bay Area performing artist he is most well known for his work with the popular Marin based pop group, Pablo Cruise which charted multi-platinum albums, A Place In The Sun and Worlds Away producing hits like, A Place In The Sun, Love Will Find A Way, Watcha Gonna Do (When She Says Goodbye), Rio and Cool Love. He is a BMI published writer, A voting member of N.A.R.A.S. (Grammy) he also owns and operates the Cave Recording Studio, recording, producing and working with many local Blues artists, Bruce Conte (TOP), Terry Hiatt, Steve Freund, Paula Harris, Terrie Odabi, Bob O’Neill, and many others. He has also worked with notable musical luminaries in his vibrant career, Flora Purim, Airto, Jaco Pastorius, Huey Lewis, David Garibaldi, Kid Andersen and legendary record producers Tom Dowd, Bill Schnee and Jim Gains. His love of music performance is infectious and his presentation of the Blues genre is authentic, energetic and fun for the listener!

Where ya’ at? I’m still here, doing it, gettin’ after it, followin’ my bliss, but, It takes a village so I’m all in!! All those poor children in Uvalde, TX, gunned down in cold blood?? And what about those innocent shoppers (POC) in Buffalo, slaughtered with assault rifles? Amerikkka has some really fcuked up citizens!! Gun culture, the NRA all of the second amendment ammo sexuals, they can all just fuck the hell off!! And while we’re at it, we’re gonna need to vote the GOP out of office, forever, starting immediately!! If we don’t, women’s rights will suffer, racism will be validated and corruption by Amerikkkan Oligarchs (1%) will reign supreme, destroying democracy as we know it and ushering in Fascism. At the moment, the world is spinnin’ off its axis, it’s rough and tumble out on the street, the divide between the haves and have nots is gettin’ wider and “We the people” is becoming a joke!! It would appear tht justice protects the well to do and prey’s on the indigent. I truly hope that we humans can keep the world spinnin’. There are some actual mofo’s out there talkin’ about surviving nukes!! What utter insanity has been ushered into our lives by Putin and his corrupt gang of Fascist Oligarchs?? What chaos and hate can the GOP get away with before something gives?? SLAVA UKRAINE!!

Indie Blues Nominations (3) for AJ Crawdaddy 2021 announced!

CONGRATULATIONS AJ Crawdaddy and Cave Records!
You have been nominated for the Independent Blues Awards in the categories of:
Best Blues Rock Band
Best Blues Rock CD
Best Blues Rock Song – Big Hurt

The Voting will begin on May 1 2021 and will continue until Aug 31 2021. After which the winners will be announced on Sept 15 2021.

VOTE HERE!! Tap on URL or on the Image!!

http://www.makingascenesurvey.com/survey/index.php/887586?lang=en&fbclid=IwAR2JX6tlmPby0qgl_4idfH3pkf0fID02N6kHUAWcF1y6c_OEbLsQoWdIn2g

New AJ Single Just Dropped. Released on Cave Studio Records

Love & War is the latest “Original” music written by yours truly and recorded, engineered and produced by Christoffer “Kid” Andersen at Greaseland USA! Check it out on Bandcamp or on all “Virtual Record Stores” and Streaming Services!! https://ajcrawdaddy.bandcamp.com/track/love-war

AJ Crawdaddy ~ Love & War

I penned this song 25 years ago in a project with Lucky Mud my old college band. We still get together every now and then because we have remained close since opening for Jimi, Buddy Miles, Quicksilver Messenger Service in Hawaii in the summer 1970. I wrote this new bridge for this session/version. Once again, we called upon Christoffer “Kid” Andersen at Greasland USA and he did not disappoint!  Paul Revelli on drums and tamborine, Greg Jones bass, and Baxter Robertson, piano , b3, BG’s and, a special guest appearance by Kid on guitar.   Released on Bandcamp, and all major streaming platforms via DistroKid. Released on Cave Records!