The charismatic singer and composer John Craigie hails from Portland, Oregon. He is one of the rising stars in the Americana and roots scene in his home country.
The singer has collaborated with his good friend Gregory Alan Isakov and The Shook Twins in the past. Craigie is a singer-songwriter in the classic sense, although he also incorporates influences from folk, bluegrass, blues, boogie woogie, Cajun and gospel. As a musician he has been touring all over America. In his lyrics he loves to describe these adventures, as well as his restless search for artistic acknowledgment.
The Strange – “…the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg with a vagabond troubadour edge.”
Portland Tribune – “The record opens with the shanty-like Dylan-meets-Prine number ‘Virgin Guitar’ which displays Craigie’s talent for understated singing coupled with poetic lyrics.”
Impose Magazine – “Craigie’s latest, “I Am California,” is haunting, poetic, and just how a longing for California should sound. Draped in nostalgia and covered in memories, Craigie paints a beautiful homage to the Golden State, with the assistance of singer Gregory Alan Isakov.”