Craig has been called this generation's "troubadour piano man" (Jambands.com) combining the pop sensibilities and greatly skilled musicianship of Billy Joel and Ben Folds, with the lyrical smarts of Randy Newman. His voice brims with soul and personality, coming from his strong native New Yorker identity, and from his experience getting his start while living abroad, performing in the bars and on the streets of Chile and Spain from 2001 to 2003. Since moving back to his home city in 2004, Craig has been a mainstay on the downtown and Brooklyn music scene, and as well has toured nationally and internationally.
Craig's songs, in content and feel, run the gamut from light-hearted and tongue and cheek, to quite dark and edgy. It's his range as a songwriter that sets him apart.
In November of '07, Craig co-produced and released his first EP, entitled "The World and Back", and in 2010 released the follow up "Spinning In Time", which was accepted to Pandora and received airplay on almost 100 radio stations nationwide. The single from that EP, “Our Own Way”, was placed in the 2012 feature film “Doggie B” by Jane Wiedlin, The Go-Go’s bass player and principal songwriter.
In the May of 2015, Craig released his first full length album "The Grand Loss & Legacy", which has received acclaim from the Huffington Post, Relix, et. al.
***COOL STUFF ABOUT CRAIG***
-Craig has had the privilege of performing with industry greats such as Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Mike Gordon (Phish), and has accompanied Jackson Browne on several occasions, most recently on piano in front of a crowd of over 6,000 people, as part of Steel Bridge Songfest 4-a benefit concert in Sturgeon Bay, WI, hosted by veteran songwriter Pat mAcdonald (Timbuk 3).
At the same festival, Craig also performed with Jane Wiedlin (of the Go-Go's) and Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes).
-In April 2015, Craig’s song “That Girl Is Wrong For You” (off his 2015 release “The Grand Loss & Legacy”) was awarded Grand Prize Wnner in the Relix JamOFF contest and will be featured in the June 2015 issue and CD sampler.
-In Aug 2014, Craig made his debut at famed NYC venue, Joe’s Pub.
-In July 2014, Craig was ranked #1 on the ReverbNation NYC Rock chart.
-In June 2014, Craig was mentioned in American Songwriter Magazine for a song he co-wrote with grammy nominated producer/songwriter Louise Goffin (“Deep Dark Night Of The Soul”) at Steel Bridge Songfest 2013.
-In June 2013, Craig won runner up in an online competition and was invited attend Roots Rock Revival–a 5 day music workshop hosted by Butch Trucks and Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers Band in the Catskill Mountains.
-In February 2013, Craig was named as High Times Magazine’s Unsigned Band of the Month.
-In Nov 2012, Craig toured Israel accompanying songwriter Jerry Joseph.
-Craig's CD, Spinning In Time has received airplay on almost 100 radio stations around the country, and as well spins on Pandora.
-In January of 2011, Craig ranked #8 out of hundreds on a "Best Of NYC Emerging Artists for 2010" poll in the Songwriter category for Deli magazine.
-In April of 2010, Craig organized (and performed at) the “Concert For Chile” – a benefit for the earthquake victims, held at Brooklyn Bowl. The show was headlined by Chris Barron (of the Spin Doctors), and raised money for AmeriCares fund for Chile relief. The event received press in Chile, and elsewhere internationally, and a live webcast of the concert drew 1,800 viewers worldwide.