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Craig Cummings / Bio

Craig’s musical road trip began as a teenager with folk music performances, accelerated to writing country-rock anthems, detoured to blue-eyed soul, and finally took a dirt road home when he set out to create his own niche playing a style of music he describes as “east coast Americana.” In the same way that Gram Parsons tried to blend musical styles to create his “cosmic American music”, Craig’s experiences playing rock, soul, country, and the blues, have resulted in a hybrid of Americana sounds unique to the east coast. Craig’s sound is most often compared to artists including Willie Nelson, Justin Townes Earle, Ryan Adams, and Jackson Browne.

Craig is a member of the Baltimore Songwriter’s Association (BSA), The Songwriter’s Association of Washington (SAW), the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA), and the Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise (FAME). His music is currently being featured on several Internet radio stations and on the Charm City Country radio show on WPOC radio, the largest terrestrial country music station in Baltimore. He has a large and loyal following of listeners in the Washington, Baltimore, and Frederick areas.

Craig’s most recent release is a 6-song EP titled Whispering Low. He refers to the EP as a summer road trip soundtrack. Whispering Low is a radio-friendly collection of contemporary Americana music. Craig’s debut CD, Road Trips and Relationships, was released in 2009. Several new collections are in the works.

Craig’s music allows listeners to share the experiences of a Baltimore-born singer-songwriter who has never cared to forsake his mid-Atlantic roots for the opportunities that might have been provided by other venues in other places. Nashville and Austin call his name in the night, but the Baltimore/Washington area owns his heart
Craig's songwriting is honest, straightforward, and literate. With influences ranging from Neil Young and Jackson Brown to George Jones, Elvis Costello, Gram Parsons, Lucinda Williams, and Ryan Adams, his songs are often first-person accounts of life's twists and turns and spot-on depictions of contemporary characters including beautiful women and down on their luck adults and adolescents. While casual listeners might remark about his powerful voice or his rhythmic guitar style, those more familiar with his music are drawn in by his lyrics. The stories in his songs remain in the listeners' minds long after the chords have subsided.

Craig is a member of the Baltimore Songwriter's Association (BSA), The Songwriter's Association of Washington (SAW), and the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA). His music is currently being featured on several Internet radio stations and on the Charm City Country radio show on WPOC radio, the largest terrestrial country music station in Baltimore. He has a large and loyal following of listeners in the Baltimore/Washington area. He most often performs solo, although his back-up band, The Wildcards, join him for occasional shows.

Craig’s newest release is a 6-song EP titled Whispering Low. He refers to the EP as a summer road trip soundtrack. Whispering Low is a radio-friendly collection of contemporary country/Americana music. Craig’s debut CD, Road Trips and Relationships, was released in 2009.

Craig’s music allows listeners to share the experiences of a Baltimore-born singer-songwriter who has never cared to forsake his mid-Atlantic roots for the opportunities that might have been provided by other venues in other places. Nashville and Austin call his name in the night, but Baltimore owns his heart.

General Info

Artist Name
Craig Cummings
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/craigcummings
Genres
Americana / Country Rock / Folk

Contact Info

Location
Baltimore, MD

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