Craw­ford joins band for storm fundraiser

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

U.S. Rep. Rick Craw­ford played at a $15-per-per­son fundraiser Tues­day for vic­tims of Hur­ri­cane Har­vey. The Repub­li­can from Jones­boro sat in with the Wil Gra­vatt Band, a group that has been play­ing coun­try and honky-tonk mu­sic on Capi­tol Hill for years.

Held at an Amer­i­can Le­gion Hall near the Capi­tol, the event raised money for the Food Bank of the Golden Cres­cent, a Vic­to­ria, Texas-based char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The Wil Gra­vatt Band de­scribes Craw­ford on its web­site as “the most tal­ented mem­ber of Congress.”

In July, he joined them at a fundraiser for vic­tims of the June 14 shoot­ing in Alexan­dria, Va., which in­jured House Whip Steve Scalise and three oth­ers.

Craw­ford wasn’t the only law­maker at the July event strum­ming a gui­tar and singing songs. U.S. Rep. Collin Peter­son, D-Minn., was also a fea­tured per­former at the July event, backed by a band called The Sec­ond Amend­ments.

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