KENT CRAIG
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KENT CRAIG

Oakland, California, United States | SELF

Oakland, California, United States | SELF
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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!