Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
The Old Brown Case
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Cattle in the Cane
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Craig began his career as a solo act playing warm-up sets for such noteworthy performers as Doc and Merle Watson, the Country Gentleman, and Berline, Crary, and Hickman. He has also performed on stage with master guitarist Norman Blake. Additionally, he has toured with Bill Keith and Frank Wakefield in the US and Canada and plays on Bill Keith's recent Green Linnet release "Beating Around the Bush". He can also be heard on the Second Fret Records release "Synergy" by the Noble Jones Project. Craig has taken first place honors in numerous guitar competitions, including the contests annually held at the Sugar Grove Fiddler's Convention and the Chilhowie Bluegrass Festival in Virginia.
Craig is also a contributing columnist for Flatpicking Guitar Magazine which is published bi-monthly.
He joined forces with the Celtic/Bluegrass band The McKrells in 1991 and played Carnegie Hall, Berkley Performing Arts Center, Lincoln Center and many other venues and festivals in the US as well as in Ireland, Scotland and Italy.
Sharing the stage with Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, The Furey Brothers, Bela Fleck, Eric Weisberg, Tony Trischka, Mike Marshall, Travis Tritt, Lonestar, and many more.
Craig is currently working with The Hickory Project. Band members include: David Cavage on banjo, Anthony Hannigan on mandolin, Steve Belcher on bass and Coleman Smith on fiddle. See www.hickoryproject.com
The Tall Brown Grass - Summit - Turquoise Records
Somethin' Fierce - The McKrells - October Eve Music - 1994
Beating Around the Bush - Bill Keith - Green Linnett
Synergy - The Noble Jones Project
Jones Project - Sound Hound Records
Better Days - The McKrells - Two Twins Records - 1997
Toolshed - Kevin Maul - Mandala Hand – 1997
Hit the Ground Running- The McKrells- Draguin Records-2002
Cosmic Hayride-The McKrells-Draguin Records-2005
The Hills of Glencoe-Craig Vance http://cdbaby.com/cd/craigvance
Blue Line Recordings-2006
i'm up north with peter at the edwards opera house (hey, adrenaline hayride should do that gig--it's a good one) on june 21st..then we are at winnipeg folk fest july 6 to 13. i think the general plan (it may change) is hit 'toga for mid july to the end of august.
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"Thanks Mike. I have to prove to myself that I can play the material as written but once I've done that I start to allow myself some leeway to have fun and drop in my own bits. There's not too much space to do that in SK's version of…"