John Craigie, a San Francisco folk singer, comes to Syracuse! The show will also feature Central New York native Doug Campbell (www.dougcampbell.net) and Olivia Quillio, a talented performer from the Albany area with a beautiful voice. $7 cover. "Before open mics, before showcase slots, and before the hype, there was the traveling folk singer. Woody Guthrie, Ramblin Jack, Leadbelly, and others traveled the country armed with nothing but a guitar and a head full of songs. And while the tradition has long been shadowed by the ever growing music industry, the folk singer is still out there. John Craigie is one. Doing his best to keep the tradition alive, he travels from town to town, telling stories and singing songs. Some nights to a crowded house, some nights for two people. His songs and stories cover the spectrum of human emotion. Some funny, some sad, some bitter and some sweet. With his roots style, Craigie has been gaining a cult following throughout the country. Despite the lack of any of the tools of the modern aggressively popular musician, his music continues to spread. There will be no hype, no exaggeration. No blurb from some magazine/person youve never heard of telling you what "next thing" he is. No pushy manager telling you to go out to the shows. Just the music and the performances. We'll see you out on the road. "
The Phantom Acoustic Showcase Performers TBA
Oscar and Liana will be playing with Mark Pinansky and Erica Russo in Liana's home town!
Sounds Like: Elliott Smith, Neil Young, Death Cab for Cutie, David Bazan, Chris Thile
Bio: Doug Campbell is a singer-songwriter from a sub-suburb of Syracuse, NY. He hates the term "singer-songwriter," but accepts that it's just one of those things you have to say. He's been compared to Sufjan Stevens and Ben Gibbard, usually right after he's covered their songs at an open mic night or...See Full Bio
“You could say I’m biased because I took the photo for the cover art. You could also say I’m biased because the first time I saw Doug perform live I almost cried (moderately embarrassing, but not a joke). Truthfully, Doug is one of my favorite musicians to come through SUNY Potsdam because he writes songs that are sweet and genuine without being the least bit cheesy.”