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Mike Craver is an American composer and lyricist. He was born in North Carolina.
Mike Craver graduated from the University of North Carolina. He was also, for 12 years, a member of the band, Red Clay Ramblers. He has appeared in Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind. He has toured, with the Ramblers, all over the US, Canada, Scandinavia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He became a theatre composer and composed several off-Broadway musicals such as Oil City Symphony (1986), Smoke on the Mountain (1990) and Radio Gals (1995). He has composed different solo pieces for voice.
In 2002, Craver released a solo album, Shining Down, featuring songs he composed and including "Watson, come here I want you", a humorous song based on the first words transmitted by telephone by Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas A. Watson.