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Ever aware of the failings of human language, when asked to describe his music, Craig Bancoff declines an answer, preferring to let the music speak for itself. The only thing predictable about his music is its inherent unpredictability. With many genres at its roots, Craig's music reflects elements of americana, indie, pop and can even be as eccentric as vaudeville. Always inspirational and courageous, he never fails to get to the heart of the matter. Craig’s journey into the darkness of substance addiction and recovery coupled with living with a chronic illness has been a catalyst for his compelling and transcendental art. Never afraid to explore beyond the comfort zone, he challenges the listener to feel. Listening to Craig's music is like looking at a great painting. Weaving words with soundscapes like an impressionist using a brush and canvas, the music is alive . It changes and grows with the listener. Whether happy, sad, or any emotion in between, there is always the seed of hope at the core of every song. Over the last ten years, Craig has recorded nine albums, each one very different from the other. If you are looking for a place to lay your weary head or to inspire you, you can trust that Craig's music will not let you down.

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 24 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


In no specific order. (The Beatles, John Lennon, George Harison, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams, Ron Sexsmith, Ed Harcourt, David Gray, Patty Griffin, Tom Waits, Elliot Smith, Emmylou Harris, Pete Yorn, Jeff Buckely, Joseph Arthur, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltraine, Billie Holiday, Etta James, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Leonerd Cohen, Frank Sinatra, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Travis, Crowded House, The Cure, The Clash, Led Zeppelin, Johny Cash, Whiskey Town, Wilco, Son Volt, Jayhawks, Gram Parsons, Uncle Tupelo, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Denver, Barry Manilow, John Hiat, Steve Earl, Lucinda Williams, Towns Van Zant, Cat Stevens, Van Morison, Otis Reading, Joan Armatrading, GNR, Ozzy Osbourne ). These are but a few. There are so many more Artists, People and places, that have impacted my life and thus my music, too many to name. So this is the short List!