Boxwell Music, Part VI
We’re going to wrap up our exploration of Boxwell musicians by ending pretty close to the modern day. This week is a little different than the other weeks in that it is a song that brings us this week’s entry. And the song? “Carl Call the Crab” from 2011.
The song (available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V_aKED2Sj4) emerged from a running joke at camp. Mike DeGuira, the Crab office manager, would often call Reservation Director Carl Adkins on camp radio telling Carl to call the Crab over his cell phone. A group of Camp Craig musicians found the idea that Carl would be called told on the radio to call on the phone so amusing, they wrote a song about it, with each line relating to some sort of inside joke about camp life.
The group has gone by several names, includes Crunch and Camp Craig Band, the Bloodworth Borthers, and Cole Slaw. Whatever the name, they could play more than the one song. With guitars, a banjo, a mandolin, and a bass, the acoustic tradition carried on with songs like “Boiling Cabbage Down,” “Fire on the Mountain,” “Shady Grove,” and “Seven Spanish Angels.” The group Consisted (originally) of Crunch (Ryan Crowder), Cameron Grady, Nick Driscoll, and Luke Boruff. The group still exists today, but the line up has changed quite a few times.
The image here is a from a reunion of sorts in 2017. Pictured are (L-R) Luke Boruff, Cameron Grady, Ryan “Crunch” Crowder, Calvin Alcorn, Carl Adkins, and Thomas Stroud; Mike Deguira is sitting up front.