Crowfield's journey to the national stage has been accompanied by
breakups and breakdowns, tempered by successes and letdowns, and
defined by the act of giving a little more when there was nothing left
to give. Since the band's creation in 2008, their music has evolved
from a vintage American sound that reflected their Heartland roots to
a more modern and slightly edgy style of Rock and Roll. Throughout
this evolution, however, the sincere and often heart wrenching lyrics
of lead singer Tyler Mechem have continued to resonate with listeners.
Indiana natives Tyler Mechem and Joe Giant formed the band that would
come to be known as Crowfield when they relocated to Charleston, SC in
2005. In 2008, they caught the ear of acclaimed producer Rick Beato.
Crowfield's premier album "Goodbye, Goodnight, So Long Midwestern"
(Ten Star Records) soon followed. The addition of drummer Parker Gins
and guitarist, Micah Nichols, and a frenetic touring schedule led to
bigger crowds and more illustrious venues.
Developing markets beyond the Southeast began to require a full-time
booking agent, so in Summer 2010 the band enlisted the help of William
Morris Endeavor Agency.
In 2010, Crowfield signed with Universal Records, but the deal was
short lived as the record company's size conflicted with the intimate
grassroots approach which led Crowfield to their initial success.
Crowfield's sound has evolved as the lineup of the band has changed
over the years. The departure of long-time bassist Jonathan Gray and
the addition of Ethan Ricks in late 2010 represented the band's final
departure from their initial sound and style, and marked the first
time in the band's history that everyone was considered a permanent
The band decided that their second album should be self-titled, as it
was a collection of songs that were written and developed as the band
matured into its present form. The second album was again recorded
with producer Rick Beato, but production on the songs was minimized in
order to capture the emotion and energy present in the live show.
The self-titled album was released on June 28th in Charleston, SC at
the Music Farm. The day was wrought with mixed emotions among the band
members because it marked the final show for co-founder and
keyboardist Joe Giant, as he left the band to continue his educational
pursuits at the University of Minnesota.
Despite the loss, the future is bright for Crowfield. They anticipate
a busy concert schedule to promote their second album throughout the
Southeast, across the country, and abroad.