Black Bird Rising Music
As a Los Angeles native and nurtured within a household filled to the brim with acting and music at his disposal, Francisco Crow, was literally born to create, and perform. He started his career acting and singing in numerous productions throughout his youth which included Little Shop of Horrors, Marat De Sade, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show and even co-wrote a one act play at the age of 14 based on Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. One day he came across the talents of percussionists, Ricardo "Tiki" Pasilles (Drummer for Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez), which opened his eyes and ears to the beauty and syncopation of Latin Percussion at Pasadena City College. Soon afterwards he began his schooling at the Berklee School of Music studying with great professors such as Sa Davis, Michael Rhinquist, and Euque Castillo. Upon his return to Los Angeles he dove headfirst into the music scene playing with countless bands and performers as a side-man and back-up vocalist for Virus Cultural, Ritmo Azul, Jim's Fault, The Cabana Boys. During which time he recorded with several artist including Rob Mullins, Rick Maltese, and Jonny Mantra. He's traveled the world playing, recording, performing with the likes of Justin Miller, Joel Mason, Grammy Award-Nomoniee Bobby Rodriquez, Faramarz Aslania, Dariush, John Davidson and Clint Holmes. He's also shared the Stage with Grammy winners, La Santa Celcilia, Quetzal, and Los Trio Ellas. You can catch him playing with the likes of Carmen Perez, Sonsoles and many more.