For the past decade, John Craigie has “lived the life romantic” of a continuously touring folk-singer, taking his unique musical style across the United States and the world. A singer, songwriter and storyteller, he stays true to the essence of folk music, and the traditions of the seminal writers of our past century. With timeless melodies and insightful lyrics—interspersed with witty storytelling—his songs take many poetic turns before bringing his listeners back home. His themes range from social commentary to personal empowerment, political satire, and modern love.
John’s live performances – in private homes, cafes, festivals, and sold-out venues – inspire and delight his audiences, who welcome him like a long-lost son and return to see him whenever he visits. He has traveled around the world, having played in all 50 states and beyond, bringing his music to nearly every corner of the planet. His fans span generations, political ideologies and geographic locations, but they are all charmed by the dynamic yet humble troubadour peering out from under his signature cap.
What can be said about Grant Dawson? He's cut from an older piece of
canvas than most of today's musicians. Inspired by Stephen Foster, Scott
Joplin, James Booker and Dr. John he plays vintage original music and
overlays his own wise lyrics to give listeners a unique experience. He's a
story-teller, a satirist, and a contrarian. But if he's anything at all,
he's an original.