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ANDREW V. cRAIG

Hey Andrew,
You sound great — fun!
— Sandy Shore -SmoothJazz. com

New Music Release this Fall!

Andrew is a singer/songwriter, music teacher, bass player and a proud dad from the Lower Hudson Valley in the state of New York . His songs are in the styling of pseudo bossa nova, swing, pop, folk. Andrew tells stories that you can sing along to or just have fun listening to. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE >

We liked him so much we just had to have him back
— Uptown Coffee House
 
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Beautiful You

by Andrew V. Craig

Kathy Halvorson - oboe, (county Cork Symphony,Ireland and recordings with Bjork) / Rich Dashnaw - guitar (indie jazz musician) / Jon Doty - drummer for many jazz and blues artists including Gil Paris / Susan Kane - backing vocals(indie Americana recording artist) / Fred Gillen Jr. - backing vocals(indie folk recording artist) / Lisa Gutkin- violin (Grammy award winner with the Klezmatics). Engineered, mixed and mastered by Crawford Brown at the Loft Studios, Bronxville , N.Y.

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The musicianship is top-notch on A WING AND A PRAYER, with strong, tasteful parts delivered by each player. Your relaxed vocal delivery sells the song well. The chord progression is skillfully constructed, and the light breezy vibe of the music effectively fits the unusual imagery incorporated in the lyrics.”
— TAXI (Independent A&R Company)
 

Andrew Craig

 
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Andrew has performed outdoors in Greenwich Village as part of Make Music NY and TimeOut magazine, with Pete Seeger at the Beacon water front and opened for Rod MacDonald at the Uptown Coffee House.

Andrew has performed his songs at New York City venues: The Bitter End, Kenny's Castaways, An Beal Bocht Cafe and The Uptown Coffee House, The Christopher Street Coffee House –songwriters circle

Andrew studied string bass with Jack Messing, Arnold Schnitzer and Dr. Lyn Christie, Jazz Composition with Irwin Stahl and vocal /string/band pedagogy with Dr. Diana Mittller - Battapaglia. Songwriting with Dar Williams and WASTM retreat.

 

Andrew was influenced by those great 60’s-70’s rock groups such as Yes, early Genesis, Traffic, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix Experience and the Allman Brothers Band. Andrew also experienced the influence of the very eclectic, now gone, radio station, WRNW. There is where Andrew heard the likes of Steel Eye Span and other Celtic folk artists along with Joni Mitchell and the jazz fusion group, Weather Report, A.C. Jobim, Flora Purim and Milton Nasimento. Andrew’s writing has also been influenced by his five children, his students and his Bronx neighbors.

Andrew is a member of Folk Alliance, Just Plain Folks, ASTA, WCSMA, AFL-CIO and  Tribes Hill.

..... I found in it qualities that could be expressed easily with the metaphor of a dessert wine or perhaps more accurately an espresso. The defining characteristics of espresso include a thick consistency and a serving size that is usually measured in shots. It is both complex and volatile. This beautiful little CD possesses all of these traits and then some. It is warm. It is cozy. It satisfies the sweet tooth of the soul.
— Rick Rock - Director/Founder - Tribes Hill

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Delivered by this River written by Andrew Craig, Catherine Miles & Mark Miller

 

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