Crawford joins band for storm fundraiser
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.