KENT CRAIG

KENT CRAIG

 Oakland, California, USA
BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

I have 2 different styles.Its 'Lightnin' Hopkins meets John Lee Hooker bluesman and electric, solo guitar singer/songwriter. With an electric guitar sound (a 72 custom telecaster) and a layered melodic song style (no sappy strummin), CRAIG closes the gap between songwriter and guitar player.

Biography

OUT OF OAKLAND CALIFORNIA,
KENT CRAIG HAS BEEN IN THE BAY AREA MUSIC SCENE FOR OVER 20 YEARS.THIS SINGER-SONGWRITER/BLUESMAN,FORGES TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,SOLO BLUES,INTO A UNIQUE,MODERN,CONTEMPORARY SOUND.CRAIG COVERS BOP TO SWING,HONKY TONK TO FUNK,JAZZ TO JUMP.KEEPING WITH THE BLUESMAN PERFORMANCE TRADITION,CRAIG HAS PLAYED THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO FOR OVER 10 YEARS--SHARPENING HIS SKILLS AS A SOLID SOLO PERFORMER.MOVING TO OAKLAND IN 1990,CRAIG TOURED WITH HIS BROTHERS RAP GROUP ‘DIGITAL UNDERGROUND’ FOR 2 YEARS.IN 1992,CRAIG FORMED ‘THE CONDITIONER’,A 3 AND SOMETIMES 4 PIECE ROCK BAND THAT COVERED MANY DIFFERENT STYLES.AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF PLAYING THE BAY AREA CLUB SCENE,CRAIG WENT SOLO.IN 1996,HE HAD HIS FIRST SHOW AT ‘PEOPLES PARK’,BEREKELY CALIFORNIA--AFTER THE RESPONSE OF THAT SHOW,CRAIG WENT ON A DEEP MUSICAL JOURNEY,DEVELOPING A FOUNDATION BASED ON THE MATERIAL OF THAT SHOW--AND HERE IT IS!
STAYING IN THE TRADITIONAL BLUESMAN PRESENTATION,CRAIGS SINGER-SONGWRITER ORIGINALS,’SOLO’,INCORPORATE THE DRIVING SINGULAR BASSLINE,AS WELL AS,CORD PROGRESSIONS,LAYERING RHYTHM AND VOCAL MELODIES.THE CLEAN AND SIMPLE PRODUCTION,ALLOWS THE LISTENER TO COMPLETELY ENGAGE IN THE MUSIC AND THE LYRICS.CRAIGS LYRICAL CONTENT CONSIST OF A SPIRITUAL FOCUS WITHOUT BEING PREACHY.
KENT CRAIG
A RELEVANT SINGER-SONGWRITER/BLUESMAN
FOR THIS DECADE!

Lyrics

BELIEVE IN LOVE

Written By: KENT CRAIG RACKER

HOW LONG BEFORE YOU BRAKE MY HEART-HOW LONG BEFORE WE ARE APART,HOW LONG BEFORE YOU TELL A LIE-HOW LONG BEFORE YOU SAY GOODBYE,HOW LONG BEFORE YOU SAY WE'RE THRU-HOW LONG BEFORE I'M FEELING BLUE. I MUST BELIEVE IN LOVE AND PUT MY TRUST IN YOU-IF I'M NOT VULNERABLE,THEN THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO. I MUST BELIEVE IN LOVE. HOW LONG BEFORE YOU PUT ME DOWN-HOW LONG BEFORE YOU'RE NOT AROUND,HOW LONG BEFORE WE NEVER KISS-HOW LONG BEFORE WE'ER STUCK WITH THIS,HOW LONG BEFORE YOU STOP BEING KIND-HOW LONG BEFORE I LOOSE MY MIND. I MUST...

A KING

Written By: KENT CRAIG

you let me dress you baby, you wair those panties i like.
you flash me when i'm all alone in the park takin' a hike.
i love to love you- you treat me just like a king!
when i'm alone with you baby, you do most anything!
i'm crazy about your style, we're kissin' all the time.
you let me touch you baby, you're always on my mind.
sometimes it's hot and quick,sometimes it's cool and slow.
i want you all the time, you tell me that you know.
you tell me anywhere, you tell me anytime. i'm livin' a fantasy,
i'm so glad that you're mine!

Discography

KENT CRAIG SOLO
KENT CRAIG BLUESMAN