As Joanie says when she introduces Melvin on stage:
Melvin Crisp, drums and vocals
Everybody knows him, everybody loves him, and
not only is he cute and can play the drums, but
he can sang!!!
Melvin cut his teeth and got his chops in Chicago, working and recording with some
of the hot blues bands during the 70's and 80's before moving to Albuquerque in
1986. Since then, he's probably played with most of the working bands and
musicians in the state at one time or another.
Anyone here in New Mexico who has heard and watched him play would probably
say, "that dude, Melvin, was born to drum". But the blues cats that he played
and recorded with in Chicago, probably just said, "that cat, Melvin, is a born
natural". Either way you say it, to us he's just Melvin.
~our first CD~