Charleston pop-rock quintet Crowfield has a new studio album in hand titled The Diamond Sessions. It follows a self-produced, self-titled studio album released last summer. The band named the new album in honor of late promoter/manager Johnny Diamond.

“The titled is for someone who was very dear to us and instrumental in our music and careers,” says lead singer/guitarist Tyler Mechem. “He was the first person to take a chance on us five years ago. He was a great champion of our music every day after that.” In 2010, Crowfield signed with Universal Records and the William Morris Endeavor Agency, but the record deal was short-lived. “When we got dropped by Universal last year, Johnny was there, making sure it didn’t break up the band or dampen our spirits,” Mechem says.”

Through a recent Kickstarter.com campaign, the band raised nearly $20,000 to finance The Diamond Sessions. Mechem and his bandmates already have a busy touring schedule in the summer and fall. Mechem, guitarist Micah Nichols, bassist Ethan Ricks, keyboardist Whitt Algar, and drummer Parker Gins recorded the album over the winter and spring at Black Dog Studios in Atlanta with acclaimed engineer Rick Beato.

The band will celebrate the release of the 12-song collection with a two-night stint at the Windjammer on June 22-23 with support from N.C. band American Aquarium and other guests. Visit crowfieldmusic.com for more.


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