David Kraai (pronounced cry) is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who has been traveling and performing his melting pot of country, folk and rock music for over a decade. His roots stem from New York’s Hudson Valley, but his music has taken him all over the United States, and at times abroad, gaining him an ever-growing fan base.
Carrying on the tradition of Cos...mic American Music, David’s influences include Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and The Band. These influences along with his unique sense of melody and lyric help create a sound that is truly his own. Kraai has been fortunate enough to release several albums and share stages and bills with some of his heroes like Pete Seeger, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Dickey Betts, Leon Russell, Charlie Louvin and more.
David Kraai’s new album, Country Dreamer, features appearances by Danny Louis (Gov't Mule), Jeff Cease (The Black Crowes, Eric Church), Neil Flanz (Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Charlie Louvin), Rob Clores (The Black Crowes) and Amy Laber, whom Kraai also performs as a duo with. David says of the album, “It sounds great and fully showcases the songs, which is the most important thing. Musicians I love and have always admired are on this record, so it’s very special to me! Dreams can come true with a lot of hard work and emotion. Hopefully you’ll come along on this country dream too.”