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Folk: Modern Folk Moods: Type: Acoustic Country: Americana Country: Bluegrass

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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 alongs 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 Russell 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 began writing and performing folk music with a country flavor. In 1989, when he graduated college, he had had enough of New York and relocated to Boulder, Colorado. The diverse music scene in Boulder caught his attention immediately and Bluegrass became a new area to explore.

In 1997, Craig released his first full length CD, Sawmill Town, featuring all original music. His early influences of folk, country and bluegrass were married and produced smooth vocals and harmonies . Currently he performs as a solo singer/songwriter and does a number of cover tune shows where he performs country, pop & rock tunes from the 60's, 70's, 80's and more, Though not fully touring he has played across the western United States. Finally, in 2012, he released his second album, About Time, which he is planning to promote through more touring and playing. The album highlights his growth musically as a songwriter and performer.

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