CCB-Craig Caffall Band / Press

“ CCB (Craig Caffall Band) “That’s When You Got It Made” GRA January, 2012 “That’s When You Got It Made” is the latest release from CCB on Marin’s own GRA label, featuring 12 new songs and a bonus track from songwriter Craig Caffall. The album is already receiving praise from the musical community and fans of CCB. Caffall brought in the talent of drummer Kevin Hayes and bassist Paul Olguin for the solid pocket throughout the album. Saxophonist Bob Strickland plays on two songs including the title cut, but his solo on the Sam & Dave tinged “Do The Downtown” will knock your socks off. The CD also features two songs in Spanish, the first one called “Quemado” was recorded in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and in Sausalito, CA. On this track Caffall brought in drummer Billy Johnson, who played with Santana, and percussionist Roberto Quintana from Malo fame, adding that hot Latin flavor. All in all this latest CD is strong out the gate and it’s what we’ve come to”

Mark Mathews - GRA Magazine

“CRAIG CAFFALL Hold Me Up (GRA) 24 September 2009 — by Cree McCree from Off Beat magazine, New Orleans, LA  During his five-year stint in the Crescent City, Craig Caffall earned his Ph.D in New Orleans music, playing back-up for Irma Thomas and gigging with everyone from Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. to Cyril Neville while playing with his own band, Big Train. But it was “Mudbugs and Dixie Beer” that really put him on the map. This rockin’ paean to local culture blasts over the loudspeakers every time the Acadiana Mudbugs play a home game in Lafayette, spreading the crawfish gospel throughout the Southern Indoor Football League. Like “Mudbugs,” Hold Me Up was written and recorded in New Orleans, then remixed in Sausalito, California, near where Caffall lives when he’s not touring with Maria Muldaur. There’s no mistaking the Big Easy influence, especially on R&B slow-burners such as “Try.” But Caffall busts Southern boogie blues and big rig rock just as hard, making this”

Cree McCree - Off Beat Magazine