Crosby Loggins is many things, amongst them he is the eldest child of the Grammy award-winning musician Kenny Loggins and winner of MTV's reality show Rock the Cradle, but most importantly he is a talented singer-songwriter and musician. He may have begun life as the privileged son of an internationally acclaimed rock star, but Crosby is no spoiled wannabe. He is down-to-earth, friendly, open, and very professional.
No doubt inspired by many of the multi-talented musical artists he grew-up around like, Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Michael McDonald, and Glen Phillips, Crosby set about creating music that is a mix-up of musical genres, for his début album We All Go Home. Bringing together a group of equally talented fellow musicians and friends – many the son's of rock stars themselves – Crosby, under the name Crosby Loggins and the Light, has created an album that is a testament to true talent. We All Go Home has strong flavours of jazz, funk, folk, and rock, catchy riffs, addictive melodies and soulful lyrics. It's a début any aspiring rock star would be proud of.
Recently Crosby took a few minutes (ok it was an hour) to chat with me about his recent appearance, and winning, MTV's Rock the Cradle, what it's like to be the son of a super famous musician, and his own musical aspirations.
Can you clarify something for me first. Who are The Light?
The thing with this is that these guys are buddies of mine from the central coast area in California, where I live. They are spread out over several hundred miles. We all bumped into one another through musical pathways, local scenes we're all involved in. They all have their own careers, this record just revolved around me. We got together and started jamming this very uncool, not very in vogue, Yacht rock. And the stuff that we liked about it was it was a fusion, basically just fun interesting stuff.