"I wanted this record to be more raw and closer to how my band sounds live, and I also wanted it to have a larger dynamic range than my last record. I think we captured that live energy, with just a bit of polish added to it. I was far more of a perfectionist on my last record, and this one just sounds more natural and flows better. It's also a bit darker, reflecting some of the tougher times i've gone through in the last couple years.
It’s definitely a solid grouping of songs that I think will hold up over time. To me, it really sounds likes an album, with the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.” -craig, April 2015
All vocals, piano, keyboards (organ), fender rhodes, synths on all tracks
Guitar (2, 8, 9)
Chris Kelly - Bass on all tracks
Backing vocals (1, 3,4, 5, 6, 8, 10)
hand claps (2)
Scott Tote - drums (2,3, 7)
backing vox (2,3,8)
Patrick Brennan - electric guitar (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Zach Jones - drums (1,4,5,6,8,9,10)
guitar (4, 5, 7, 10)
percussion (2, 4, 6, 7)
lap steel (9), ebow (10)
Mya Byrne, Bryan Dunn, Siobhan Lynch, Meghann Wright, Melinda Faylor, Jeni M. Kelly -gang vocal (10)
Produced, engineered and mixed by Chris Cubeta at Galuminum Foil Studios, Brooklyn, NY. Jun-Oct 2014.
Mastered by Alex DeTurk at Strange Weather Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Additional production by Scott Tofte, Wrong Decade Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Art Design: Courtenay Ay
Photos by: Lesly Weiner, Roberto Chiemi
Publicity: Melissa Nastasi, CityBird Publicity
Craig has been called this generation's "troubadour piano man" (Jambands.com, Jan 2011), combining the pop sensibilities and
greatly skilled musicianship of Billy Joel and Ben Folds, with the lyrical smarts of Randy Newman. His voice brims with soul and personality, coming from his strong native New Yorker identity, and also from his experience getting his start while living in Chile and Spain....more