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GIL JENKINSGil’s family is from South Carolina, and North Carolina, he has always had great musical influence’s from the biggest names in music, such as Dizzy Gillespie, James Brown, Maceo Parker, Thelonious Monk, Peabo Bryson, Sun Raa,( Tina Turner family by marriage), Max Roach and many others, who are from the Carolina’s and friends of the Jenkins family even still today.
Gil has played with Port City All Stars, the Novas while in Brooklyn, NY and for 6 weeks with Jonathon Butler from South Africa, Sam & Dave as well as other acts across the globe.
At a younger age was mentored by these musicians in music clinics, during the years of segregation, have been on the scene, every time his uncle Nat Kennedy was drummer for everyone on this list, and a few times was able to set in and learn the trade. Moving to Austin, TX. He has played with W.C. Clark, TD Bell, The Blues Specialists, Funk & Beyond, and Unique Style, Rob Roy Parnell, Toby Anderson, Martin Banks, Larry Williams, Pat (Homeboy) Patterson just to name a few. In 1996, he started the band The Blues Crawlers.
At this time, the band has three CD's out on the market, an original web site (, and touring nationally and internationally. Gil is an active member of the American Federation of Musicians (Local 433), Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, ASCAP, WAMA,
National Music Publishers Association, and member of the Grammy's (NARAS), and The Blues Foundation.


Jim NelsonJim was born and raised in southern Louisiana and discovered his love of piano
through the music of New Orleans great Dr John. Jim's soulful vocals are a legacy of his other great musical influence - Ray Charles. After 30 plus years as a singer, songwriter and keyboard player Jim will all ways put his distinctive mark on any musical venture. He has been a main stay with The Blues Crawlers .


Dah MorganDash was born and raised in Austin TX. And with more than 30 years of experience he considered one of the finest guitarist in town.
He has recorded and toured with Las Vegas legend Carlos Thompson and Chicago Bluesman Ronnie Taylor.
You can also hear his sound on Nashville’s great Stacy Jade and Austin ‘s very own Jerry Van King release, The Cause Of It all.


Larry EisenbergBorn in Brooklyn, NY, Larry has been in the central Texas area most of his adult life.
Words cannot explain the beautiful sound that comes from the veteran fingers every time he plays his instruments.
He has played with Bobby Mack, Rotel and The Hot Tomatoes, Chuck Berry, Rob Roy Parnell, The Platters, and The Blues Crawlers for the past five years.
Larry ability to play different styles with class, from Stand-Up Bass, to Electric-Bass,
Keyboards, and Harp, he truly is the real deal and a master of his trade, (Music).
He teaches music to children to date and stays busy touring with others as well as with
The Blues Crawlers.



Tim PetersonA musician for 40 years, Tim attended North Texas State University and has played In the Dallas area since the 70’s and the 80’s.
Tim took his skills on the road to New York City with a band by the name of Electrified Action,  as well as playing the Lake Tahoe area with Chuck Jackson.
You can find Tim’s work on the song African Queen with some of the members of Kool & The Gang. He has played and wrote music in the 80’s in Washington DC area before moving back to the Austin area in the 90’s. Tim has been continuing his craft by recording and writing, Rhythm & Blues songs as well as contemporary Gospel, Soul and Jazz tunes and now with his peers. The Blues Crawlers and Blue Carousel.


Tom Robinson (SAX.) Long time member and friend of the band.   Tom, consider his style of playing is, r&b,soul,jazz,with tropical influences. His experience is with the likes of; Extreme Heat, The Cobras featuring Jr Meadlow, also with CoupeDe Ville featuring Dr. John. Pressure Reggie, Toby Beau (RCA), The Killer Bees, and many more and now with The Blues Crawlers

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