Craig Einhorn
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Craig Einhorn


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The best kept secret in music


"Obras Review"

Norwegian Obras CD Review, 6 stars (out of 6)
Ragnar Soberg, Ostlendingen/Hamar Dagblad. Read by appr. 85.000 in south/easthern Norway

Real feelings and good melodies!There is much junk on the Internet, but once in a while one shoots the golden bird. I was seeking after Mason Williams, who went right to the top with the instrumental “Classical Gas” on acoustic guitar back in 1967. “Craig Einhorn” came up, and surprising he has made “Obras” with Mason Williams as a composer on five works and a rhythm guitarist on one. Craig is from Oregon, far in the Northwest USA, and is so well educated in classic acoustic guitar, that it could very well be done, dry and boring like much academic music. “Obras” is exactly the opposite. The five compositions of Mason Williams include the beautiful “Classical Gas”, without the outdated band from the original version, is the backbone of an album void of dry academic performance, but is packed with real feelings and good melodies. Craig also takes with him a very pretty version of Don McLean’s “Vincent”, a concerto of Vivaldi, something plain and pretty of Lawrence M. Long and Frederico Torroba, and rounds it off with his own “Romanza del Desierto”; it should last from here to eternity and some more. If you like classic guitar, try this one! You will probably not find it in the nearest record store. Neither at Statoil.
Curious? Write to EINHORN@EFN.ORG, and there you will meet the guitarist himself. That he will appreciate. By: Ragnar Søberg
- Norwegian Newspaper

"Choros Review"

Choros Review, Eugene Weekly
RELEASED: 2005, Unicorn Productions,

"A down-and-dirty way for Americans to get a feel for choro," writes Craig Einhorn in the notes to his new CD, "is to drink two beers rather quickly and sing 'Give My Regards to Broadway.'" The Brazilian music form choro is derived from Euro-dances such as polkas and waltzes, loosened up by African slaves, and literally means "to cry" in Portuguese. What Einhorn means is that, like everything that comes out of Brazil, from bossa nova to forro to bikini bottoms on the beach, it swings. Not all classically trained guitarists can pull this off, which is why some performances of the most famous choros, those written by Heitor Villa Lobos, can sound stiff in the wrong hands. But Eugene's Einhorn (who also overdubs electric bass and various percussion) has the touch, and with advice from Edson Oliveira and assistance from Kenny Sokoloff, Joaquin Espinoza, and Samba Ja's Brazilian-trained Jake Pegg on various percussion instruments, has put together a rich yet intimate survey of music by 20th century Brazilian and Argentine composers, including Villa Lobos, Baden Powell, and the famous "Tico-tico no Fubá" popularized by Carmen Miranda and Walt Disney. A treat for fans of guitar and world music. —
Brett Campbell - Eugene Weekly


Obras, with special guest Mason Williams (2000)
Live at the Old Siskiyou Barn (2002)
Choros, South American Music for the Spanish Guitar (2005)
Something Real, fourteen songs which Craig sings. (Will be released July 2006)


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"Plays well, sounds refreshing"
Classical Guitar Magazine, United Kingdom

“Not all classically trained guitarists can pull this off. But Eugene’s Einhorn has the touch.”
The Eugene Weekly, Eugene, OR

Craig Einhorn was born (1965) and raised in Yonkers, N.Y. He became enamored with the guitar at age twelve. In 1988 he earned a bachelor degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the State University of New York. In the same year he received a full scholarship to the Arizona State Graduate School of Music and completed his Masters in 1990. In 1995 Craig released a CD entitled, "In With the Old, In With the New", which was used by Barbara Walters on national television. In 1996 Craig relocated to Eugene, Oregon and started teaching classical guitar for Lane Community College where he continues to teach. Craig performs throughout the United States. Appearances include the Honolulu Academy of Arts (HI), The Aloha Theater (HI), the Scottsdale Center for the Arts (AZ), The Filbert Festival (OR), the Art and the Vinyard Festival (OR), City of Yonkers Parks Concerts (NY), The World Beat Festival (OR), the Fiesta Latina (OR), and many other events. From 1999 to now Craig has been the featured soloist with the Lane Chamber Orchestra, the Port Angeles Symphony, The Salem Pops Orchestra, The Oregon Mozart Players, and the Oregon State University Chamber Orchestra. It was also in 1999 that Craig began an association with Mason Williams, composer and grammy winner for "Classical Gas". Mason and Craig have performed and recorded together and their collaboration continues. Craig's CD entitled "Obras", released in January of 2001 has had steady sales throughout the world since its release. In 2003 Craig released a live CD entitled, “Live at the Old Siskiyou Barn”. Craig also enjoys performing live on radio and television. Recent appearances include KWAX (with Caitriona Bolster), KRVM (with Mike Meyer) and KLCC (“Fresh Tracks”, with Liz Wise and “Back Porch” with Pete Lavelle), in Eugene, OR as well as Good Day Oregon; KPTV Portland. In May of 2004 Craig performed (and spoke in Spanish) on Mexican Radio station SQCS 98.1 for an audience of 100,000, broadcasted from Playa del Carmen, Mexico. In February of 2005 Craig released a CD of South American music entitled “Choros”, which has had steady international sales. Craig has performed concerts for the following guitar societies: Jefferson Valley Guitar Society, the Buffalo Guitar Society, The Knoxville-Oak Ridge Guitar Society, and the East Florida Classical Guitar Society.
Craig Einhorn, M.M.
Classical Guitarist
345 E. 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405 (541) 485-4008


Stylistic Description

Craig Einhorn performs a wide variety of music from various time periods and countries. He also performs original instrumentals and songs. Included is his repertoire are works for solo classical guitar from Spain, Brazil, and Argentina as well as many other countries. In addition Craig performs works by Chet Atkins, Mason Williams (with whom he continues to collaborate) and original works, which represent a uniquely American example of solo guitar styles. In general Craig’s concerts begin with more serious classical music and transition into more popular Latin styles. During a tour of Hawaii in 2005, Craig studied Hawaiian music and now plays ukulele during part of his concert. Einhorn concerts have been described as unpredictable and entertaining with an unmatched adeptness for variety while maintaining virtuosic musicianship. Craig also keeps a lighthearted atmosphere by telling short stories about his music and about performing experiences. Craig has been studying tango music and dancing since 2003. It is now common for tango dancers to perform for part of his concerts. It is also common for Craig to dance tango in his concerts accompanied by his own recordings.