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they're cutting up

betty's dress tonight

and other hymns

 coming july 9

443 Social Club, Syracuse NY

ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse NY

Dakar, Senegal

Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Louga Community Center, Senegal

Lowertown Arts Festival, Paducah KY

Nelson Odeon, Nelson NY

New York State Blues Festival

Oswego Music Hall, Oswego NY

Redhouse Arts Center, Syracuse NY

Rochester Fringe Festival

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia NY

West Kortright Center, West Kortright NY

WordXWord Festival, Pittsfield MA

and many more (list available on request)

Leo Crandall's ninth record




release date - 10.12.19

unknowable and stunning thing front cove

"Quake little mortals and fear the darkness."

- Sadie O. KZSU Zoopkeeper

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Booking: John LeDew john@evergreenent.com

Marketing PR: Maria Herrara


Booking NYS:  jeremydanieljohnston@gmail.com

For More info visit: leocrandall.com

Leo Crandall is a songwriter, musician, poet, film maker and artist.  He performs on requinto, cello, baritone guitar, mandocello, dutar, pump organ, ukulele and guitar. 


He has toured Senegal, sponsored by the US Embassy and performed in Haiti.  His songs have aired in the US, throughout Europe, and Australia, where he was nominated for the Bluestar Award.  In the US he has charted #14 nationally in the Roots and Blues category. He has performed throughout New York State and the northeast in theaters, festivals, listening rooms and house concerts. 


Crandall has composed film scores, dance scores, music for theater and soundscapes for visual arts exhibits. He has been the recipient of a Meet the Composer Grant and garnered many film, dance and theater commissions.   His work has been heard internationally in Scotland, Canada, Spain, Italy, South America, etc. 


As an artist/filmmaker/composer he has been exhibited at Everson Museum of Art, Alfred University, Pyramid Art Gallery, Spark Gallery, Syracuse University, Lemoyne College, State University of New York, Cazenovia College and a variety of theater and film festivals.


As a performer and songwriter Crandall has released eight, soon to be nine,  albums.  In addition to his solo work he is also the lead singer and songwriter for the band, the Gonstermachers.  He has released The Gonstermachers (2006), The Crushing Gift (2008) and Humble the Drum (2015) with the Gonstermachers.


As a solo artist he has released I, Murderer (2010), Letters from the Sun (2013), Vinyl on Concord (2014),  The Art of Swimming (2017), and Unknowable and Stunning Thing (2019).  His 2017 album The Art of Swimming won a Syracuse SAMMY Award for best release. He is currently finishing his next release, They’re Cutting Up Betty’s Dress Tonight and Other Hymns. 


Most recently his work has appeared in the Wave Audio Visual Show in Venice, London Music Video Festival, Mexico City, FeeltheReel,  Denver Underground Film Festival,  Cocoa Datei International Festival-Buenos Aires, Mark Morris Student Company in Brooklyn, etc.

Click here to download this Bio.


Click here to download Leo's One Sheet.