Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes / Bio

2017 International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalists!

2016 Winner of the DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands!
2013 WAMMIE nominated Best Blues/Traditional R&B Duo/Group!
2013 International Blues Challenge Participants!
2012 Winner of the DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands!

Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes are guaranteed to get you up on your feet! The Slowpokes playlist is inspired by classic blues material from Chicago to West Coast Swing, Motown to Muscle Shoals, and all the rock n’ roll in between.

Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes have performed throughout the DC – Maryland- Virginia region, from Senate Caucus rooms to festivals to roadhouses. They have shared the stage with Victor Wainwright (2016 BMA Entertainer of the Year), The Nighthawks, The Andy T Band, and Phil Pemberton of Roomful of Blues. They won the 2016 and 2012 DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands and represented the DC Blues Society at the 2017 and 2013 The International Blues Challenge in Memphis! In 2017, they were Semi-Finalists at the International Blues Challenge!

Past performances include:
Silver Spring Blues Festival
College Park Blues Festival
Rock n Roll USA Marathon
Southern Maryland Sun & Music Festival
Greenbelt, MD Blues Festival
Greenbelt, MD Labor Day Festival
DC Blues Festival
Paoli, PA Blues Festival
Colonial Beach Blues Festival
Trail's End Blues Festival
Bluebird Blues Festival
Urbana Music Festival
Rehobeth Beach Bandshell
Columbia Lakefront Concert Series
DC Lindy Exchange Annual Event
Pride of the Susquehanna Blues Cruise
Maryland Microbrewery Festival
US Botanical Gardens Concert Series
Hard Rock Cafe, Memphis, TN
B.B. Kings's, Memphis, TN

The Slowpokes bring varied musical histories to the stage. Ed Crowley (harp/vocals) has shared the stage with Al Chesis (Delta Sonics), Bad Influence, and The Nighthawks. Dave Gorozdos (keys/vocals) has shared the stage with local favorites such as Ronnie Dove, Jonny and the Stingrays, The Lady Rose Blues Band and many others. Scott Chadwick (drums) has played with Lady Rose Band, Big Money Band, and the Walker Blues Band to name a few. “Cookie” Cooke (bass) has played with US Military bands, Cooking With Gas, and many others. Scott Mattern (guitar) has played with the fabulous Ursala Ricks, Cherry Gasoline, and many other great Baltimore and DC artists.

General Info

Band Members
Ed Crowley - Harmonica, Scott Mattern - Guitar, James "Cookie" Cooke - Bass, Scott Chadwick - Drums, Dave Gorozdos - Keyboard
Artist Name
Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes
Profile Page
Blues / Soul / Rock n' Roll

Contact Info

Greenbelt, MD
Ed Crowley fasteddieblues@comcast.net