Craig Corona

Born and raised on Long Island during a period when most kids were listening to glamour rock it's hard to believe that Craig could have been pushed in the direction to perform Bluegrass and Country music. He taught himself to play on his father's cheap, old, nylon string classical (which he still has). It was when he was forced to join the school choir by his best friend that he was set on the course to performing. Campfire type sing longs taught him a lot of the old folk tunes that he still holds among his influences. Playing these songs also taught him the value of sharing music. During the "Urban Cowboy" period when everyone wanted to ride a mechanical bull, Craig's parents owned a small country bar that boasted live music on weekends. Hanging out and watching the performers he was inspired and became more familiar with the trade. Finally, one night, Tom Russel and Andrew Hardin convinced his parents to let him get up and play a few songs with them. The bug bit hard!

With influences from Hank Williams to John Denver to Crosby Stills and Nash, Craig writes and performs folk music with a distinctive country flavor.  In 1997, Craig released his first full length CD, Sawmill Town, featuring ten original tracks rich with rural American hopes and dreams. Craig’s early influences of folk, country and bluegrass are showcased by his melodic vocals and rich harmonies.  In 2012, Craig released his long awaited sophomore album, About Time, which further explored his diverse music background through instrumentation including pedal steel, banjo, and lap steel.  While Craig is best known as a solo singer/songwriter, he also tours as a one man jukebox of country, pop, and rock tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, bringing people to their feet with the songs that defined an entire generation.

Craig Corona

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