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Maud Crawford is a country-folk-rock band founded in Northwest Arkansas in 2004. The band is comprised of six musicians: Ben Henley (vocals, rhythm guitar, and harmonica), John Bohannon (vocals and lead guitar), Daniel Dupwe (bass guitar), Mike Waggoner (vocals, percussion, and drums), Matt Chambers (vocals, keys), and Kyle Brown (rhythm and lead guitar). Maud Crawford has an energetic, driving live show with original music influenced by southern rockers such as The Allman Brothers Band and Marshall Tucker to country greats like Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams Sr. Maud Crawford’s first studio album was released July 15, 2019. The album, entitled Wait for Me, has many long-awaited, original tracks well known to the band’s fan base, known as the Maud Squad. The album was recorded in the fabled Winterwood Studios in Eureka Springs, Ark., and was named for it’s title track, chosen because of the anxiously awaited delayed release. Wait for Me includes 12 songs written and arranged by Maud Crawford, and is available on most all streaming platforms. The band was inducted into the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards (NAMA) hall of fame after multiple years of winning Band of the Year awards in several categories, such as country and folk/Americana. In addition, Maud Crawford has opened shows for country bands Diamond Rio, John Anderson, Confederate Railroad; and Red Dirt Band’s Pat Green, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Casey Donahew, and Josh Abbott Band. Maud Crawford has been featured on Good Day NWA, Good Morning Arkansas, and Later with Jason Suel. Maud Crawford continues to add new music, play live shows, and expand its fan base. Multiple generations of fans and supporters continue to tune in and show up. Persevering through the cessation of live music during the pandemic, new recordings are on the horizon for 2023. Maud Crawford’s future remains bright with a long original song list and a renewed idea of musicianship and direction.

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