SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Keyboard, Flute, Dobro, Upright bass, Cello.
Guitarist, late fifties, but playing guitar keeps me young...Never too old for Rock n' Roll!
Improv is where I live...give me a groove and I'll create something for it on the spot.
I have an excellent understanding of theory, but I'm at my best when I don't think about it too much...Get my brain out of the way and FEEL it, y'know?
Though I'm a rocker from way back, my most recent band was Blackwood, a traditional Celtic band, so my influences are pretty diverse.
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Pink Floyd, Rush, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Humphrey's McGee....Dropkick Murphys, Pogues,Lunasa, Solas, Altan, Danu....The Beatles, George Harrison, Beck, Brad Paisley...Yeah I'm all over the map! 480 516-8760
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Taylor 814CE, Taylor 714CE, Peterson Bouzuki, Various electric guitars by Suhr, Music Man, PRS and Fender. Mesa Boogie and Fractal Audio.
Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass, Kurzweil keyboards, LS9 digital audio console, QSC powered mains with sub.
Recording gear...ProTools...nice mics. etc......
BalaoFirst draft of a new arrangement I'm playing around with.
Rosewood HeartbeatHaven't done one of these in awhile...one where I play all the instruments one at a time and put it all together. I like the "pulse" of this one
What You Wanted
What You WantedThe very first tune I worked on with Adam Duncan! Feb. 2007 I thought we'd lost this one, but I found the Master today
Oh Lydia, You Mix Me Up!
Oh Lydia, You Mix Me Up!Another from the Jam session in January.This one is fun and worth all 11 minutes! With Erik Scott, Jeremiah Davis and Me
In My Life
In My LifeA Beatles classic. I recorded this for an old friend and sent it to her. Don't know if she ever got it.
Just a Quarantine Improv
Just a Quarantine ImprovStream of Consciousness improv on a Friday night
Say Goodbye To Hugs And Handshakes tm
Say Goodbye To Hugs And Handshakes tmThis song started life as a tune I've been playing on acoustic guitar for years, Then Bruno wrote lyrics and sang on this. Mark Matson came on to produce and arrange and i got INTO the guitars. Very quickly it took on a life of its' own.
Getting It Out
Getting It OutAnother from Tuesday's jam with Adam and Jeremiah. Dunno how we ended up in "Top Gun" teritory, but it felt good at the time to play it. That's improv for ya...You never know where it's gonna take you!
Tears In Tijuana
Tears In TijuanaAnother from Beth's visit to Phoenix. Just a fun Jam session! Lotsa improv that night!
Northern Lights 1
Northern Lights 1An Improvisation with Jeremiah on Djembe and Dash on the Rav drum. I'm on the spacey guitar, as always. Light a candle and smoke a spliff for this one!
She KnowsAdam Duncan wrote this one and played acoustic guitar and keys. Jidah Jidah on vocals with Debora Anderson on Piano. Erik Scott on drums, Jeremiah Davis on Djembe, and myself on Electric guitar and Bass. I LOVE working on a good song!
A Lit Fuse
A Lit FuseA little fusion thing from our third Jam with Erik, our awesome new drummer. Bruno's left hand is rollin that killer bass line and I'm dubling it on guitar....It's a groove thang.
HomecomingPure intuition! Our second Jam with Eric Scott on drums. Bruno started throwing some nice chords, and we just flowed into this..one take, no overdubs...the damn thing just created itself!... I love moments like this!
Soaring Over A Cliff
Soaring Over A CliffA St. Patrick's Day Improv...Feels like a dream, barely remembered, of flying.
All About This
All About ThisA nice one...Written and performed by Adam Duncan, with Jeremiah Davis on percussion and myself on guitars.
The VeilAnother Improv from the June 11 Jam session with Bruno Walter. Very spacey guitar on this one...hard to tell where keyboard and guitar separate on a true improv with no specific key. Would make a good scary movie sound track!
Shot In The Dark
Shot In The DarkA work in progress, This is Beth Patterson on Bouzuki and vocals, with Jeremiah Davis on Djembe and me on guitars.
420 RevisionOn my new Lowden acoustic. a trippy trancey groove thing helped along greatly by Jeremiah Davis awesome percussion work!
Night GuardCould not resist sharing this one...another Stan Rogers tune by Bill Craig, with Sturgis Waters, Jerica Nicolaides, and myself.
The Last Watch On The Midland
The Last Watch On The MidlandHere's a sample of the upcoming Stan Rogers tribute album by Bill Craig. Recorded in my humble studio.
Bannish The Bucks
Bannish The BucksAnother unreleased Blackwood Track. I added some Bass to it today, just for the fun of it.
Boys Of The Town
Boys Of The TownA nice throwback to my days with Blackwood. This version was never released on an album...a shame because it's pretty good.Thanks to Annette for finding this for me!
When There Was You
When There Was YouRecorded July 19, 2016 I've always liked this song by my friend Adam Duncan, so we got into my studio and did it. Hope you like it too.
The PainterI mostly write Tunes and instrumental...Rare that I write a "Song" The Lyrics were inspired by a good friend of mine, she being a painter, in fact. Thanks to Bill Craig for co-writing this with me, and your take on the Vocals and arrangement truly made it "A Song"...and a good one, I think
A Different Shade Of Blue
A Different Shade Of BlueInspired by the Joe Banamassa song. Vastly different, I just wanted to blast away on 3 chords, so that's what I did.
ShineI was able to create a patch with multiple extreme echoes, and a patch within a patch that enabled me route around the repeating delays while letting them play on, enabling me to play a melody over it in a single take. No overdubs. Very spacey, and I can do it live!
ValhallaParts 2 "the Ice Cave" and 3,"Escape" of what will be the Valhalla Trilogy. Part 1 "Paradise First Impression" may feature some guests, including Mike Wolff.
Pine River Serenade
Pine River SerenadeAnother childhood memory of learning to Kayak and pilot a canoe on that river in Michigan. The middle section is just how it felt on a sunny summer day with the light sparkling on the water.
Past The Point Of Rescue
Past The Point Of RescueFun with Bill Craig in the studio.. cover of the Hal Ketchum hit, written by Mick Hanley. We did it in a drop "D" that gives the Tele a nice growl.
To Get You Through the Night
To Get You Through the NightLyrics by Steve Carmichael, Vocals by Bill Craig, instruments by Dennis Putscher. This is the first draft of the vocal version.
Cat's EyeI really love my Strat! ...Did this in an afternoon.
Mission Of Sacrifice
Mission Of SacrificeWritten by Steve Carmichael. This has so many elements, it took me forever to get a mix on it. Did I succeed? Kerry Campbell on Sax. Steve Carmichael on Bass. Jerry Smith on Vocals. Yours truly on Guitars.
Fusion FugueJust for the hell of it.
Si Do Mhamo/Nil Se'n La Live
Si Do Mhamo/Nil Se'n La LiveFrom the Mary McLaughlin concert at the Irish Cultural Center, Feb. 7th. This one features Sarah Houghtelin on Bodhran, Jerica Nicolaides on violin and myself on guitar
Rain On Me
Rain On MeWritten and performed by Nollaig O'Cailain, with some guitar by yours truly.
Tar Amoch Anocht
Tar Amoch AnochtWith Nollaig O'Cailain, Jerica Nicholaides, Tim Nicholaides.
DonnyBrook Fair Mix
DonnyBrook Fair MixAnother recorded yesterday with Bill. this one written by Bill's friend, Shay Healy
Molly MaloneBill Craig like you've not heard him. We did this today in the studio. The Band? Teenage Sex Gods.
The Hardshoe endurance test
The Hardshoe endurance testa working title for a work in progress. Any Irish dancer will get the reference. This one needs my friend Jerica on fiddle.
The Big Guitars
The Big Guitarsa fun piece in a fancy tuning
Bouzy FunkWhassa Bouzouki? That's a Bouzouki !!!
Hoo doo Voodoo
Hoo doo VoodooEarly working title. This is a new collaboration with Adam Duncan. Just laid down a few rough ideas to see where it would go. This version will likely get updated very soon as we refine the ideas.
The reigns of Castemere..The Red Wedding
The reigns of Castemere..The Red WeddingMy take on the Lannister song, from the Game of Thrones...I did this the day after the original airing of "The Red Wedding" episode.
Winds of Spring
Winds of SpringA little open tuning improv for a windy April day
Phrygian FunHouseDid this yesterday afternoon. Drums still pretty random, and both guitar parts are 1 take and unrefined, but it was FUN in Phrygian mode!
For my Valentine
For my ValentineDid this on Valentine's day 2012...Just because she said, "Play some music for me"
Falling LeavesI think I should do more of this kind of thing
Thanksgiving improvNot really a composition, but a one take, stream of conciousness improv inspired simply by the tone I was getting on my Strat on this Thanksgiving day, 2011. This is raw and unrehearsed and so it rambles on a bit, but it has it's moments!
Earthbound A one take improv on the Korg keyboard with another single take on the Strat. Yes, it's another 9 minute space cadet romp, but if ya like Floyd, you might like this.
Curved Space 2
Curved Space 2First collaboration with Michael Wolff, using SoundCloud and Usendit to exchange files. I recorded the basic structure on 1 acoustic guitar, and then Mike, working in his studio, added a couple brilliant lead and texture tracks. All in all, a worthy experiment!