Craig and the Crawdads slate free concert at DePauw on Thursday

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Craig Brenner

DePauw University's Performing Arts Series will welcome Craig and the Crawdads, a New Orleans-style, six-piece band, to campus Thursday, March 6.

The free concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall, located within the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts.

Led by Craig Brenner on piano, the Crawdads play a wide range of music, including zydeco, blues, swing, rhythm and blues, boogie woogie and jazz.

A performer and composer in the style of Professor Longhair, Brenner and he is backed by the Crawdads on drums, bass, saxophone, accordion, guitar and percussion.

"If anything negative could be said about Wednesday night's performance at Second Story, it would be that the dance floor was too small to hold all of the people who needed to use it," a Bloomington Herald-Times review said of a Craig & the Crawdads performance in that city.

Brenner is an Indiana University School of Music graduate and he and his band have been named on several "best of" lists in the Bloomington Independent.

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