Crossroad Crooks is a seasoned alt. rock trio hailing from Connecticut. Jedd Chlebowski (bass), Mike Davis-Penta (vocals and drums), and John Leonard (guitar and recording engineer) come together to create a sound reminiscent of iconic rock artists like Soundgarden, Alter Bridge, and Black Sabbath. The trio delves into a myriad of complex topics in their music ranging from family dynamics, to romantic hardships, to some of life’s most devastating traumas. In their personal lives, Mike is a career firefighter, and John and Jedd are middle school music teachers. The three artists, all multi-instrumentalists and songwriters, initially came together to make music for fun as a potential cover band in 2017; after discovering their passion for original music and years spent honing their craft, the band stands at the forefront of a new era in which they find themselves taking a huge step into the spotlight. Listeners can expect raw, authentic lyrics invigorated by electric energy and a big sound. Crossroad Crooks’ rock influence shines brilliantly through thunderous kick drums, face-melting guitar solos, and booming bass lines. With Mike Davis-Penta on vocals and drums, the trio packs a punch with every performance; they’re known to leave crowds amazed at how just three people can make such a powerful sound. Crossroad Crooks has played shows at a variety of notable venues including Foxwoods Casino, The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun, and the Lyric Hall Theater in Connecticut. For anyone who loves impassioned rock vocals, tender vulnerability, and hearing tight, blistering unison riffs that leave you head-banging, this dynamic trio is non-negotiable.
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Crossroad Crooks' debut album is a well-balanced rock record, masterfully incorporating decades worth of iconic influences with a nuanced touch. From powerful chords to unison riffs, grooves to odd meters, whispered vocals to intense harmonies and wailing screams, rock fans alike will find dynamic energy from the first track to the last.