Craig explored the jazzy side of blues and boogie woogie piano on May 2, 2015, at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade, New Orleans, in a concert presented by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. Craig's 2012 and 2013 Mint performances were recorded by Danny Kadar and are available on the CD Live At The Old Mint: Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano, featuring "Uganda" Roberts on congas and Lori Brenner on rubboard. Uganda, a native of New Orleans, has performed and recorded with many greats in the history of New Orleans music, including Professor Longhair, Dr. John, the Meters, the Wild Magnolias, Willie Tee, John Mooney, and others. In 2005 he received the Sidney Bechet Award for Innovation presented by the New Orleans International Music Colloquium. Lori is lead vocalist on Live to Love by Craig Brenner & The Crawdads, and also plays accordion and percussion with the band and in a duo with Craig.
Read a review of Live At The Old Mint: Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano by Rex Bartholomew in the July 27, 2014 issue of Blues Blast.