About Us

Crooked, a Roots-Folk, Old Time, Irish and Bluegrass band from Southern California, formed in 2012 with the intention of bringing a new, percussion-infused stringband feel to the Contradance scene in SoCal. After a few years honing their sound and lineup, and hundreds of hours playing for dancers, they’ve become a highly celebrated and much requested musical group in their home community of San Diego. Crooked’s members have a wide background, ranging from Afro-Cuban to Irish to Electronic to Classical, which results in a unique energetic sound. Recently they were a featured headliner at the sold out New Year’s Eve show at San Diego’s historic Lafayette Hotel. In early 2015 they went into Chaos Records, a locally renowned recording studio, and produced a 7-song live demo.

2016 brings a brand new album, ‘To the Dancing Ground’, to Crooked’s repertoire with a release date of October 29th. The band is excited about the future, and plans to push even further into broader venues, write and perform more original music, and continue to connect with their awesome fans.