Originally from Louisiana, singer-songwriter Sammy Crawford moved to New York in 2010 and has spent the past few years showcasing his songs in Manhattan venues including The Living Room, Caffe Vivaldi and Stonewall Inn. His unique brand of alternative pop incorporates his Southern roots and raw, emotional style, all driven by his connection with the piano, which he has been playing since age eight.

His fifth and latest album, "With My Own Fire," is his most upbeat and ambitious approach thus far, though he holds firmly to piano and keyboards as the centerpiece of his work. The album is his first joint venture with Israeli producer and DJ Angelino Loren, who has made the album an even more fascinating musical journey with the addition of house and tribal remixes that reinterpret Sammy's original tracks in a playful and fun yet thoughtful manner. [+]