Putah Creek Crawdads
‘You get a line, I’ll get a pole....’


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The 2009 CD Release Concert

The Putah Creek Crawdads are an acoustic vocal and string band playing folk, Americana, gospel and bluegrass music.

The Crawdads have been playing around Yolo County and beyond for almost 50 years. Members reside in Davis, Woodland, Knights Landing, Winters and Arbuckle.

A few years ago, at the California Bluegrass Association’s annual music camp, the Crawdads found a musical mentor and friend in Bluegrass musician Keith Little (Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and Keith Little and the LittleBand). Keith has helped the group grow musically over the last several years. Keith is the producer and editor of “Going Back” and our forthcoming CD, and he arranged for the technical assistance of bluegrass guitarist/sound engineer Jim Nunnally (John Reischman and the Jaybirds, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and several duos) at Jim’s Music Hill Recording Studio in Crockett, CA.

The Putah Creek Crawdads play at local events including the Davis and Woodland Farmers Markets, various non-profit benefit events and private events as well as for various senior living facilities in Yolo County.

Dear Putah Creek Crawdads Friends:

 "We are deeply saddened over the sudden and tragic deaths of two members of the Crawdad family. The warmth in Chip Northup’s singing voice matched the warmth in his heart and spirit; he and his wife (and our dear friend) Claudia Maupin were two of the most generous and giving people anyone could hope to meet. We send our heartfelt condolences to Chip and Claudia’s beloved families. We miss Chip and Claudia deeply."

More information is available in here and on the internet

Chip and Claudia
Chip at Creek 96


Contact us: info@putahcreekcrawdads.com   (530) 666-0678