Tom Craig plays a special brand of Chicago Blues, Memphis Soul and R&B. Tom got his first guitar for his eleventh birthday. With 40 years of guitar playing, formal training as a jazz vocalist and his passion for the Blues, he gives you all the ingredients for a memorable live performance. Tom’s debut CD, “Get Ready for Me”, has received worldwide radio airplay and critical acclaim.
From: “Making the Familiar Fresh”
Tom Craig is a singer, songwriter, guitarist; initially inspired by jazz vocalists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mel Torme. He found further inspiration in the classic '60s and '70s soul music that was recorded in Memphis and Muscle Shoals and in the blues of the Three Kings (Albert, B.B., and Freddie) as well as Muddy Waters and Stevie Ray Vaughan. For his debut, Craig and his musical cohorts offer a sparkling collection of guitar-centric, horn-propelled, organ-cushioned originals that resonate with blues and soul. As a singer, Craig seamlessly blends subtlety and swagger…and as a guitarist, his clear, ringing tone and biting solos mostly evoke B.B. King. Like many of the greats who inspired him, Craig heartily understands the concept of “less is more.” His songs are a diverse bunch… making the familiar fresh with grease, grit, and grace.
-Thomas J. Cullen III, Bucks County Blues Society and Blues Music Magazine
In January 2017 he represented the Central Delaware Blues Society in Memphis, Tennessee at the 33rd International Blues Challenge. His song, “She Did It To Me(She’ll Do It to You)” is a current semi-finalist in the 2017 International Songwriting Competition. Now touring in support of his inaugural release, Tom has adapted his body of work to produce an intimate live show that still captures the spirit of the CD and introduces audiences to his new original material. His high energy live performances impress even the most critical fans of blues and roots music. Don't pass up the opportunity to catch him at your local venue or blues festival.