Today in this article we are publishing the exclusive interview of JCraig . So, here we go;
Q: First of all we want to say welcome to you.
Ans: Thank you , it’s my pleasure to be your guest.
Q: How did you come into music industry?
Ans: My father was a musical minister, who sang played piano and he taught all of his children to sing, even though I think it was already in the genes.
Q: Who was your inspiration for music?
Ans: Over the years I’ve had many, early Motown, early Gospel, James Brown, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Barry Manilow, John Denver, Glen Campbell, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and many, many more.
Q: What is the name of your debut song?
Ans: My debut song is “Risk It All”
Q: Say something about your musical journey?
Ans: My musical journey started as a kid in N.C., where I sang with the church choir as a lead vocalist. Then we moved to N.Y. when I was 12yrs old. That’s where I began playing bass guitar. While in N.Y., I had the opportunity to play with some very talented people in all Genres. I played gospel, jazz, rock, blues and R&B in different groups. I moved to L.A. when I was 18 yrs old and I met all kinds of famous people a had a few opportunities to play with them. But life took over and I started to have pitfall after pitfall. I came to Tennessee to start over and didn’t know where music fit into my life anymore. I had to focus on getting a job, finishing my education , joined the military and raised a family. I was fortunate to find a really good job and was able to start building my studio. I started writing again and recording my ideas. I began to work with other aspiring artist as a producer and meanwhile honing my songwriting and production skills. About 5 yrs ago, a very close friend told me to put my own music out as an artist. I had been convinced that I was too old to make it in the music biz. But I followed her lead and my first song, “We Are Friends” got a great response from the fans and great reviews on Reverbnation. It also won an award from the Akademia and was played over 200k times in their affiliate radio networks. More recently, I’ve had great reviews on several releases and currently ranked #1 on N1M, for 4mths now. At this point, music is the primary focus for me going forward. So to say the least, it has gone full circle for me and I’m happy to still be able to do what I’ve loved all of my life.
Q: Who helped you most in your journey?
Ans: My help has come from many sources to include, my parents, my bands from the past, my musical mentors, and all of my life experiences.
Q: What do you do now a days?
Ans: I loved to fix things. I work on cars mostly, but I have fix every appliance , including TV’s , in my house. I’m quite the handy man. I also like to work out , my health is key and I don’t take it for granted.
Q: Let us know something about your future projects.
Ans: I’m in the process of finishing my 2nd album “Truth” and hopefully will complete it before summer. I have a video project for the song “Risk It All” that is also in the works. And I plan to be a full time touring working artist by years end.
Q: What is your message to your fans?
Ans: My music advice is continue to follow JCraig and his musical journey, which is still unfolding. We have so much to share now and in the future. And we hope that you will share us with all of your friends and contacts.
Q: Any message for new artist?
Ans: My message to artist is, to love what you do and it will be felt by the listener. People listen, but true fans feel.