Seattle-area songwriter and singer Dave Crosby — who is so far best known for his performances with his 4-year-old daughter, Claire Ryann Crosby — is getting his chance to go solo.
Crosby advanced to the next level on Season 13 of “The Voice” by singing Death Cab for Cutie’s “I Will Follow You into the Dark” and chose Adam Levine as his coach over Miley Cyrus and Blake Shelton.
Crosby and his daughter first came into the limelight after his often-meticulously produced videos of him and Claire singing daddy-daughter duets went viral, leading to millions of viewers. The popularity led to appearances on “The Ellen Degeneres Show “ and “Little Big Shots,” a trip to Disney and several other acting and singing opportunities for Claire.
Crosby, 30, a lifelong musician who works in Bothell, knew his daughter had a special voice and love for singing at an early age.
He started producing both simple and elaborate videos of the two of them singing together. Among the most elaborate is a production of Claire singing a song from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” and one of the most straightforward is one of the two singing Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”
It’s the latter that initially garnered them the most attention. The video has been watched millions of times.