Long before the first volume of his 2×4 EP series, everything about Chicago based pop/soul sensation Aryk Crowder has been about building a sturdy, tangible structure on which his unique vision can thrive. From his early four-track recordings in a studio apartment to recent grass-roots efforts in crowd-sourcing and charity work to the hand-stamped artwork and distribution of 2×4 it’s all innovative, creative and certainly DIY, but Crowder’s ethic also hearkens back to a time before DIY was hip or underground. With his own two hands, Crowder isn’t building walls in order to stand-out, so much as bridges.
Whether solo or joined by his infections live band, Crowder has wow’d audiences as an opener for Yuna, New Kids on the Block’s Jordan Knight and singer/songwriter Mat Kearney, as well as at a sold-out, debut appearance at Angels & Kings (owned by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz). Crowder has also racked up several stunning live on-air performances on WGN 720AM, WBEZ 91.5FM, Vocalo 90.7FM and Fearless Radio, reaching worldwide audiences listening over the internet.
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
“Aryk Crowder was awesome! Super friendly put on a phenomenal show and interacted with the crowd. The students also loved him. He was also great to work with. I would highly recommend him for any school who are looking at booking Aryk!”
University of Nevada, Reno
“Everything went very well with Aryk! He was great to work with and everybody really enjoyed him…he is extremely talented and an overall great performer.”