On February 21, 2017, the Ontario folk community lost an important member. Bill Crawford was a talented musician and also the co-founder of the now-defunct Caledonia Folk Club. He was part of the folk duo Cravan Spirit (with Ed Vandendool). Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.
Click here for his obituary
Reaction to his passing was all over the Internet. Here are some samples. We may add more later on:
Jim Marino (Freewheelin' Folk Show): I remember great artists like Stephen Fearing appearing in Caledonia thanks to Bill. I first met Bill and Ed Vandendool when they first appeared at the Festival of Friends in 1995 as Cravan Spirit. He also was a prominent member of the "Tears of a Thousand Years" Committee that raised over $20000 for the 9/11 relief fund. Sincere condolences to his family and friends from The Freewheeling Folk Show and 93.3 CFMU.
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