John Craigie (musician)

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John Craigie
John Craigie-May 2011.jpg
John Craigie in 2011
Background information
Born (1980-06-15) June 15, 1980 (age 34)
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Folk, Americana
Instruments Vocals, guitar, banjo, ukelele, harmonica
Years active 2003-present
Associated acts Pond Rock

John Craigie (born June 15, 1980 in Santa Monica, CA) is an American singer-songwriter who has been traveling continuously for most of the past decade.[1] Hailed as a "Modern-Day Troubadour" in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin' Jack Elliott,[2] Craigie has been touring the United States and beyond for the past 7 years, playing in a diverse style of venues including center camp at Burning Man, local bars and coffee shops, and a number of radio shows such as KPIG, KHUM, WUIN. He has performed with many musicians, including Todd Snider, Paul Thorn, Zach Gill, Brett Dennen, Shook Twins, Steve Adams, and Trampled by Turtles. Craigie is best known for his storytelling at his live shows, which stays true to the folk singer tradition.

His music and performance style has been compared to Greg Brown, Bob Dylan, Dan Bern, and Mitch Hedberg, not to mention Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Ramblin' Jack Elliot.[3]

Craigie has released seven albums, his latest titled October is the Kindest Month.[4]

He is also the grandson of U.S. Air Force general Laurence Craigie.

In his early days he sang vocals and played lead guitar for the Santa Cruz, CA band "Pond Rock" playing for popular bohemian crowd venues and house parties. They sang 60's and 70's covers as well as their own originals.

He majored in mathematics at UC Santa Cruz.

He has had a cover story on the Santa Cruz Weekly.


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  1. ^ Pierce, Jacob (2013-01-08). "John Craigie’s Traveling Musical Adventure". Santa 
  2. ^ Dicks, Brett Lee (2009-04-09). "John Craigie's Travelin' Songs". The Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  3. ^ Pierce, Jacob (2013-01-08). "John Craigie’s Traveling Musical Adventure". Santa 
  4. ^ Oviatt, Leigh (2013-03-05). "The Shoot Twins @ Mississippi Joined by Ashia Grzeski and Bison Rouge, and John Craigie". Be Portland. 

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