Anthony Crawford, born May 5, 1957, in Birmingham, Alabama was a "star" in the hospital nursery where he was tagged "Pistol Pete" by the nurses, and has been known by his parents as Pete ever since. His musical talent began to bud at age five when asking for a twelve string guitar.
After winning a contest in downtown Birmingham, he found himself on the stage of The Grand Ole Opry with Roy Acuff.
Nashville became home to Anthony, performing LIVE at Opryland, touring with the Sonny James Band, and doing television shows with Ralph Emery and Hee Haw. He caught the eye of many in Nashville including Rounder Records and Little Dog Records. After traveling throughout the Southeast playing various string instruments, his associations expanded to include tours with Neil Young and the Shocking Pinks, Neil Young and the International Harvestors, Neil Young & his Electric Band, Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam, the Pegi Young Band, Nicolette Larson, and Blackhawk. He has been on the road touring with Neil Young from 2007-2009. Playing improvisational blues riffs on Neil's 'Tonight's the Night and 'Speakin' Out', Neil has taken full advantage of what Anthony is capable of bringing to the table and he has not disappointed.
A prolific songwriter, Crawford has unbelievably written over four hundred songs and had them recorded by artists such as Steve Winwood (Final Hour, Walking On), Pegi Young, Kenny Rogers, Lee Greenwood, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sawyer Brown, Billy Burnett, and Lorrie Morgan. It’s no wonder his talent has lead him to the forefront of musical greats. Having created several solo albums including his self titled debut album and Radio Cafe, his latest, "Five Is Red", is his proudest accomplishment to date. It is a true collaboration recorded with the band Everest who is Neil Young’s current opener, as well as Bo Koster from 'My Morning Jacket'.