Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own.
Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland, OR performer who The Stranger appropriately dubbed, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.” His music speaks loud to both audiences and fellow artists. Todd Snider notably hand-delivered a gift on-stage, and Chuck Norris has sent fan mail. His fifth full-length album, No Rain, No Rose boasted two collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov, namely “Highway Blood” and “I Am California.” Both quickly cracked 1 million Spotify streams and counting, as his knack for a captivating narrative and rustic aural palettes powered the 13-track offering together.
Hailed as a “Modern-Day Troubadour” in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Craigie has been traveling continuously for most of the past decade throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. His music and performance style has been compared to John Prine, and Mitch Hedberg, with influences of Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie.
He has performed with or opened for Todd Snider, Paul Thorn, Jack Johnson, James McMurtry, Shawn Colvin, Sean Hayes, Nicki Bluhm, Aoife O’Donovan, ALO, Shook Twins, and Trampled by Turtles and sold out shows in NYC, Boston, San Francisco, Denver, Portland, Seattle, and more. He has received airplay on many radio stations including KPIG, KHUM, KGNU, KBCS, KRFC, WUMB, WUIN, KFAI, and KVXQ, as well as The Coffeehouse station on Sirius XM Radio.
He has developed his diverse following through playing numerous venues and festivals across the U.S. including Burning Man, High Sierra Music Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, Oregon Country Fair, Kate Wolf Music Festival and others. He is best known for his storytelling, sense of humor, and poignant songwriting.
Craigie has released six studio albums, two live albums, and two cover albums. His album No Rain, No Rose, released in 2017, was recorded in his Portland-home living room. His most recent release, Scarecrow, was released on Vinyl in April of 2018, and on all digital platforms in May of 2018.
The Coffis Brothers are a rootsy rock n’ roll band born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Influenced by those early surroundings, songwriters Jamie and Kellen Coffis’ blend of folk, blues, R&B and straight-ahead rock is evidence an upbringing spent listening to all of the right records from Tom Petty, Neil Young, and The Beatles.