John Craigie / Chris Capaldi
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Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters while blazing a trail of his own. Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland, Oregon–based performer, whom the Seattle, Washington, newspaper The Stranger appropriately dubbed, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.”
His music speaks loudly to audiences and fellow artists. Todd Snider notably hand-delivered Craigie a gift on stage, and Chuck Norris has sent him fan mail. His fifth full-length album, No Rain, No Rose, boasts two collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov: “Highway Blood” and “I Am California.”
Chris Capaldi is a songwriter, guitarist, and composer. He studied jazz composition at Berklee College of Music and currently serves on the performing arts faculty at the Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island. His latest release, Painted Skyline, features original songs and heartfelt melodies colored by string arrangements and fingerstyle guitar.