Crispin Schroeder Bio

Crispin Schroeder has been cooking up his own unique blend of roots music for over 2 decades in Southeast Louisiana. Crispin’s music blends Rhythm and 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.

In his years of playing Crispin has shared the stage and/or opened for Keb Mo, Chris Thomas King, Marc Ford (the Black Crowes), Mutemath, Waterdeep, Big Daddy O, Chris Leblanc, and many more...

In addition to leading his own band, Crispin regularly plays with many other bands and artists in Southeast Louisiana and Texas and has been featured on keyboard and vocals on albums by numerous artists.

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.


Bogalusa Blues Festival

Sunset at the Landing Concert Series, Covington

Bluesberry Festival, Covington

The Bogalusa Gospel Festival

The Abita Opry, Abita Springs

Tiptitina's, New Orleans

Gasa Gasa, New Orleans

Children's Hospital, New Orleans

Christ Episcopal Church, Covington

Northshore Vineyard Church, Covington