Crawdiddy is a collaboration of Ken Wells and his musically gifted brother Pershing Wells, owner of Digital Sac-a'-Lait Recording Studio in Cajun Louisiana. Ken lives in Chicago. Persh lives down in Houma, La. They create remotely. Ken sketches out a song on his guitar and does a basic demo. He emails Persh an mp3. Persh takes the demo and arranges and records, personally handling the guitar parts and the vocals and often bringing in other musicians. Influences: C&W, bluegrass, blues, funk, hip-hop and Cajun-Zydeco. Their second CD, "Bayou Black," is under construction.
You can download the Crawdiddy CD at ITunes, Amazon Music or Rhapsody. Two Wells brothers' songs, Cher BeBe and Chanky-Chank Music, have become standards for Cajun fiddler extraordinaire Waylon Thibodeaux.
Ken in the studio with his Les Paul Lite
Crawdiddy live in Manhattan.
Persh has played with some of the superstars of the R&B scene, including Fats Domino, Jean Knight and Irma Thomas and made frequent appearances at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Above: with the legendary Allen Toussaint and Oliver "Ya-Ya" Morgan. Inset, with Fats Domino. Right, with Ernie "Mother-in-Law" K-Doe. He's also produced recordings for swamp-pop legend Joe Barry and more recently '60s pop idol Jimmy Clanton.