B i o g r a p h y

Combining elements of country, rock, and soul, Derek Crider has forged a sound all of his own. Hailing from the backwoods of Southern New Jersey, Derek started playing the guitar and writing songs at age 13 and was influenced by everything ranging from Motown to Country. “Growing up in my house, my parents listened to a very eclectic mix of music. My mom listened to a lot of Motown, and music from the 50’s and 60’s, and my dad listened to a lot of country and rock, everything from Hank Williams Jr. to Black Sabbath.” Shortly after he started his first band with his brother and some high school buddies. They performed at a lot of local parties for friends and family, this is where Derek honed his singing and performance skills. Their first official gig was at a local V.F.W in the town of Mays Landing, New Jersey. “I fell in love with songwriting and storytelling, that’s the one thing I always reveled in when listening to Country music, not only the great musicianship but always the amazing lyrical content and the incredible way those artists told their stories.” It was at this point Derek realized his love for performing and writing his own songs. After graduating high school Derek attended Rowan University where he received his Bachelors in Communications. During this period Derek spent a lot of time writing songs and playing locally in popular clubs and bars around campus. “I would play a gig and be out till 4am in the morning and then I would have to go to class at 8am, I almost flunked out of college.” After graduating, Derek pursued his love for playing and songwriting and will be releasing his debut album “Lost & Found” in March 2015. “I’m looking forward to getting out there and playing these songs for all the country music lovers and for the people who just want to get out and have a good time.”


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