Singer, songwriter, Water Line Records COO
Born and raised in Bogalusa, Louisiana, David Craig began his creative career in the music industry. Having written and published hundreds of songs, he worked for 15 years at southeastern Louisiana's legendary Studio in the Country with some of the greats in the business like Stevie Wonder and Willie Nelson. His songs have been recorded by rock, country and blues artists including Pot Liquor, “Memphis Slim” and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. His music having even appeared in the motion picture soundtrack for “The Player”.
His creative expression turned to the visual arts as well, 17 years ago.
While anything can be fodder for his canvas, Craig finds portraits to be the most fascinating. His recent work is a series of blues singers including Professor Longhair and Etta James. Craig was honored when his portrait of “Gatemouth” Brown, a personal gift to his manager, was chosen to grace the cover of what turned out to be “Gatemouth’s” last cd, “Timeless”. After the industry publication “Blues Review” featured that work, he was asked to create the signature image for the 2006 and 2014 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival in Telluride, Colorado.
Throughout the years, Craig has never stopped writing and performing his music - drawing inspiration from country and rock, with heavy blues influences. His writing style is intensly personal and suggestive of the southern region in which he has always lived.
Along with performing regularly throughout the region, David Craig co-produced the the Eli Seals Band CD "Slow Dancin' at the Rodeo" which features 6 songs written/co-written by Craig. Regional fiddle sensation, Thomas Jenkins has included 4 Craig originals on his latest studio production, "Parish Line".
And finally, after all these years, David is finally back in the studio for his own upcoming CD "Pilgrim in Birdland". Recording engineer, masterful slide guitar player and friend, Eric DiSanto is assisting in bringing this dream to fruition.
He is an active, voting member of The Grammys and hopes to bring his vast experience to the forefront while building his newest venture ... Water Line Records ... into an industry powerhouse.