Best described as crossover music, Crane has a sound that is all his own. Musical influences range across the board, but most prevalent in his current writing would be Soul, Reggae, R&B, and Pop. Hypothetically, you might find him on tour with Jack Johnson, G Love, The Dirty Heads, Citizen Cope, Allen Stone, or The Neighbourhood.
In September of 2014, Crane released his first solo endeavor, The "I Love Women" EP. The EP was a collaborative effort from himself and producer Marshall Coats. The two put together an all-star lineup of musicians to create a dynamic collection of 5 songs. Some of the song co writes from the EP include Grammy Award winners and international touring artists.
Since the release of the "I Love Women" EP, Crane has toured non-stop performing over 250 dates within a year’s time. In the midst of a rigorous live performance regime, he's managed to find himself with a new management team, impressive new content based on the new material, and writing with even more Grammy Award winners and International-touring artists. We look forward for what 2016 has in store for us!
Below is an excerpt from a fellow friend and musician:
"Crane happened late one night at a family dinner. Bill Withers and Jill Scott were having a peaceful dinner when Citizen Cope walked in from school. He started filming the dinner with his cell phone when Scott remembered that she needed to call her good friend John Prine. Prine's ringback tone by Cage the Elephant sent Scott into a frenzy and she cleared off the dinner table and began to "groove" on it with Withers . . . Right before Prine picked up, the condom broke . . . 9 months later Crane was born."
“Anthony is a blues baked singer/songwriter born and bred from that red Georgia clay. He has a smokey, whiskey-soaked voice that will reach down the back of your throat and grab your fucking spine. He has an onstage presence that will make you believe he should have been in Midnight Of the Garden of Good and Evil. All by himself-Anthony Crane is a good time…”
CEO & President
"Anthony Crane and his crew bring the Delta blues and the sounds of the swamps of the south further north to Atlanta. They bring a fresh new R&B rock vibe to a city inundated with generic Hip-hop. The style is reminiscent of Jack Johnson had he grown up in the dirty south listening to Bill Withers and Otis Redding for a nice collaboration of rock, soul and pop music."
Rock Solid Entertainment, LLC.
“Through the Crane Project's fresh and engaging performances, Creative Loafing has been able to create truly unique experiences that have worked for our audience of music enthusiasts and for our participating advertisers with equal vigor. We look forward to an on-going relationship where the Crane brand of delta-influenced rock can be shared with more and more of our community of urban explorers, giving them an authentic and entertaining experience that will have people talking. Good luck guys.”
Sr. VP Marketing/BizDev