Crawdiddy is a collaboration of Ken Wells and his musically gifted brother Pershing Wells,
You can also listen to the Wells brothers' song
Cher BeBe recently recorded by
Cajun fiddler extraordinaire Waylon Thibodeaux.
Ken lives in New York. Persh lives down in Houma, La. They collaborate remotely. Ken sketches out a song on his guitar and does a basic demo. He emails Persh an mp3. Persh takes the demo and arranges and records, personally handling the guitar parts and the vocals and often bringing in other musicians. Influences: C&W, bluegrass, blues, funk, hip-hop and Cajun-Zydeco. Their second CD, "Bayou Black," is under construction.
Crawdiddy live in Manhattan.
Persh has played with some of the superstars of the R&B scene, including Fats Domino, Jean Knight and Irma Thomas and made frequent appearances at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Above: with the legendary Allen Toussaint and Oliver "Ya-Ya" Morgan. Inset, with Fats Domino. Right, with Ernie "Mother-in-Law" K-Doe. He's also produced recordings for swamp-pop legend Joe Barry and more recently '60s pop idol Jimmy Clanton.