*JDI Records, one of the most consistent independent labels in the industry will release the sophomore project of traditional gospel powerhouse Beverly Crawford on September 14.
Live from Los Angeles – Vol. 2, features a sizzling duet with Shirley Murdock (“Everything Will Be Alright”), the toe-tapping lead single, “It’s About Time for a Miracle,” and her re-take of “Marvelous” retrieved from when she sang on Bishop T. D. Jakes “The Storm Is Over” recording.
Real and raw, the Live from L.A. 2 experience gives listeners a front row seat to Crawford’s own personal revival. The talented Michael Burreal returns to producer’s seat along with JDI President, Professor James Roberson, offering fans a well-balanced selection of 10 praise and worship, contemporary and traditional songs. The Grammy winner’s signature devil-chasing moans and joyous laughter are scattered over the project. The calm refrain of “For Who You Are” which Crawford said came to her in a church service gives an eye to what Sunday mornings are like at the Florida church she Co-pastors with her husband Todd. The Crawford’s daughter debuts her contemporary worship styling on “I Need A Word.” Enhanced by the interludes and out-takes capturing the high energy praise breaks, this cd makes you wish you were there.
Versatility aside, with Live Vol. 2, Crawford does churchy best as she earns a spot alongside the traditional gospel elite Caesar, Peoples and Winans.
On her first Live in Los Angeles recording Crawford sang “If the Lord never does anything else for me he’s done enough.” The album overflowed with success as “He’s Done Enough” dominated the Billboard Charts for over 70+ weeks and garnered 7 Stellar Award nods including Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year. The artist may have been satisfied with her blessings, but the arrival of Live Vol. 2 confirms there’s more than enough in store for Crawford’s musical career.
“With everything that is going on in the world right now, the Lord told me to tell his people that ‘It’s About Time For A Miracle!” says Crawford. “So no matter what you’re going through – financial trouble, sickness in your body, marital problems, whatever – God is about to turn that thang around because – It’s About Time For A Miracle!”
Watch Mona Austin’s interview with Beverly Crawford: