Ron Crowder is an award-winning singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. An Albuquerque native, Ron has traveled the world as a touring and recording musician, sharing the stage with acts as diverse as Three Dog Night, The Persuasions and Fantastic Negrito, among many others.
Ron is also the owner of InCrowd Studio in Albuquerque, winning numerous awards (eg: Tellys, Silver Microphones, Addys, American Marketing Association) as a writer, producer, recording engineer and composer for TV and radio commercials, as well as short films for clients throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Today, in addition to his work in the recording studio, he performs regularly in the Southwestern U.S. In 2020, The Ron Crowder Band, which features an all star lineup of some of New Mexico’s finest musicians, was awarded second place in the Best Band category of the annual Santa Fe Reporter Best Of issue.
Ron was also recently honored to take home the awards for Best Recording Engineer and Best Pop Song at the 2020 New Mexico Music Awards for his song, “This is the Moment.”
In addition, with the help of KBAC Radio Free Santa Fe, Hutton Broadcasting and SantaFe.com, Ron launched the world premiere of “This is the Moment” live on the air, and donated all of the proceeds from the release of the song to the Navajo and Hopi Donation Drive and Relief Fund, for their continued fight against the spread of Covid-19.
“Crowder creates witty, craft-anchored rock with informed, cross-genre flourishes, á la Newman or Zevon.”
AUGUST MARCH | WEEKLY ALIBI
“Written and performed in a retro style he terms rock ‘n’ soul, the EP’s songs are steeped in his compassion for the working-class roots from which he hails, and give voice to the everyday celebrations and struggles that the common man or woman goes through.”
ADRIAN GOMEZ | ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
“People across this land/are ready to march and shout/hatred is alive, division in our house.” The verse is from “Liberty,” a catchy-as-hell ‘60s-evocative tune complete with wah-wah effects and a burning guitar solo.”
PAUL WEIDEMAN | SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN
“They don’t hand out New Mexico Music Awards to just anyone, but Ron Crowder—who took home the title of Best Song 2018 with the song “Liberty” from his new self-produced EP of the same name—isn’t just anyone. A bit of a session guy, Crowder’s played with some of our local greats, but now he’s struck out on his own with a nifty mix of rock ‘n’ soul, and things are looking bright. Crowder’s even reintroduced the smokin’ rock ‘n’ roll sax to the world.”
ALEX DEVORE | SANTA FE REPORTER