Crispin Schroeder Bio

Crispin Schroeder has been cooking up his own unique blend of roots music for over 2 decades. Crispin’s music blends Blues, Americana, and Gospel with lyrical depth resulting in soulful songs that celebrate life and explore longing in a way that is both earthy and spiritual.


The Crispin Schroeder Band features Texas Blues guitarist Raymond McDonald and his brother Bobby McDonald (bass) along with Jessica Lewis (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), and Nate Dickerson (washboard, percussion) in live shows that traverse Blues, Americana, Zydeco and Gospel.


In addition to leading his own band Crispin also plays keyboards and accordion in New Orleans based Americana outfit Cactus Thief, and is a frequent member of Big Daddy O’s band (Blues). In January 2016 Crispin became one of the first musicians to help launch Songs for Kids at Children’s Hospital, New Orleans. Each Tuesday afternoon Crispin and local singer Mykia Jovan (Smoke n Bones) perform songs for patients and their families at Children’s Hospital.


A prolific songwriter, Crispin has written hundreds of songs, many of which have been recorded by other artists. Crispin has been a featured songwriter at the Frank Brown International Songwriting Festival and has also lead various songwriting workshops around the country.


In addition to being a singer/songwriter Crispin is also the pastor of Northshore Vineyard Church in Covington Louisiana. Though faith is central to everything Crispin does he is just as at home singing in a club on Saturday night as he is singing gospel songs in church on a Sunday morning.


Discography

Following Branches(2016 Spring Records)
Following Branches is a collection of songs that are musically very much rooted in the blues, folk, gospel, and zydeco sounds of South Louisiana with lyrics that explore longing, joy, doubt, faith and spirituality.

We Are One:Crispin Schroeder and Friends Live from New Orleans and Covington (2014 Vineyard Music)
We Are One is a collection of songs written mainly by Crispin Schroeder recorded live at Vineyard Church of New Orleans and Northshore Vineyard, Covington. The band was a collaboration between Louisiana and Texas musicians creating what they referred to as Gulf Coast Gospel, songs of faith rooted in the music that has emerged between New Orleans and Houston.

Move (2005 Spring Records)
Crispin’s first solo record since 1996, Move was recorded over two and a half years in various locations from North Mississippi to New Orleans. This self-produced album won over fans with songs like Pontchartrain, In the Everyday and Satisfy as well as his funky and soulful cover of Head Like a Hole by Nine Inch Nails.


Venues & Festivals

The following venues and festivals are a sampling of some of the places Crispin has played in the last few years.


  • Columbia Street Landing Concert Series, Covington, La.
  • Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival
  • Bogalusa Gospel Festival
  • The Abita Opry, Abita Springs, La.
  • Ruby’s Road House, Mandeville La.
  • The Rivershack Tavern, Jefferson, La.
  • The Red Brick Tavern, Conroe Tx.
  • A Second Cup, Houston Tx.
  • White Linen Night, Covington
  • Baton Rouge Blues Festival Wrap Party, Baton Rouge
  • Children’s Hospital New Orleans
  • Gasa Gasa, New Orleans
  • One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans
  • Black Label Ice House, New Orleans
  • Siberia, New Orleans
  • The Circle Bar, New Orleans
  • Tipitinas, New Orleans
  • The Florabama, Florida
  • Sugacane’s Jazz and Blues, Hammond
  • Winos and Tacos, Covington
  • Sorreli’s, Covington
  • The Green Room, Covington
  • The Covington Farmer’s Market, Covington La.
  • Rotolo’s, Hammond
  • Northshore Vineyard Church