Steve Crawford & Spider Mackenzie are an extraordinary duo with an enormous musical range. These two musicians, from Aberdeen in Scotland, know how to create a potent atmosphere with only an acoustic guitar, a voice and a harmonica. Steve writes songs of wonderful clarity and poetic density while Spider is undoubtedly one of the best harmonica players in the UK. Together they serve-up an enticing mix which combines folk, blues, alt-country and jazz influences, updating the tradition of guitar/harp combo’s to take the genre into the new millennium.

Since releasing their debut album ‘5am’ in 2008 they have consistently delivered great performances in their homeland of Scotland and through several successful tours of Germany – the home of the harmonica.

The duo have a played a diversity of festivals such as the Buttons, Boxes and Moothies festival in Aberdeen, the Sommersound festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and to an audience of several thousand at the Live on the Lawn festival at Crathes Castle.

They are currently recording their second album due for release in 2014 and will be doing a short tour in Holland and Germany in December 2013.



“Top class music from Scotland” (WAZ newspaper – Germany)

“It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a guitar and harmonica combo this good” (Fatea Magazine)

“Powerful alt-country and blues arrangements from a singer with a voice with 'open-road 'Americana' written all over it” (The Daily Record)

“Confident in every different style they play they serve an enticing mix of country and jazz to their enchanted audience – bluesy, funky, humorous and presented most virtuously” (WAZ newspaper – Germany)

"Lovely acoustic country and blues tinged harp behind the great vocals of guitarist Steve Crawford, It is what the harp was made for" (Harmonica World)

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