Born to moderately normal parents in middle Georgia, Craig was raised on country and cane syrup. However, Craig's life was rocked at a young age when his maternal grandfather introduced him to the guitar and bluegrass music. After years of songwriting and playing yo-yo with the guitar,harmonica, and various other instruments and music genres (none of which he had mastered) Craig met Frank Wingerter and begin, once again, to play bluegrass and bluegrass gospel. In the mean time, Craig's wonderful kids Lauren and Matt acted as early critics and support and even doubled as independant roadies...(they didn't get paid, but occasionally fed). In addition, Lauren and Matt have markletly increased early audiences and congregations(they got fed better when they clapped and sang along). My thanks to Lauren for often being my biggest fan early on and Matt for not beating his head against the wall when I sang bluegrass. The final revelation struck after marrying DeeDee Cooper, a woman who was so twisted that she encouraged a remergence and honing of Craig's artistic ability. In addition, DeeDee's daughter became a very blatantly truthful critic and support(honesty hurts sometimes)..and her sons offered a thankful shout of encouragement. In his own right, Craig has become an accomplished songwriter and a more rounded musician. His smooth guitar style can switch from a fast round of bluegrass to a haunting ballad style of picking; His harmonica has been known to have the blues; and his banjo....well its just annoying really. I can't wait to meet all of you and sing a song or two!
OTHER BAND SITES
2014 Album Craig in the Raw(2014)
This is an album of very diverse songs. Most of these songs were written and recorded in the living room in about 20 hours over a 3 day period. Many were recorded between 12AM an 3AM. However, even with rough edges, I am proud of this accomplishment! Now polish polish polish!
No tracks have been uploaded for this album yet.