Here With You

Recording this album has been a real gift for me. One of my big goals this year was to grow spiritually. Writing and recording this album has helped me do that. It’s been work but very satisfying.

When I first started writing all of the tunes the ideas flowed very naturally. As I mentioned in some of my previous posts, the songs practically wrote themselves sometimes. Then I hit a rut. Read More …

California Strut

I’ll be the first to admit that I like buying and selling guitar gear. Hi, my name is Craig and I have G.A.S.. For those of you unaware, G.A.S. is Gear Acquisition Syndrome. In all seriousness, I’m really not that bad.

I do love the feeling of a new guitar in my hands and playing through new pedals and amps. A lot of times when I play through new gear it sparks new ideas. That’s exactly how California Strut was born.
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About 15 years ago sponsored a contest where I got to co-write a song with Steve Vai. Actually, it was pretty much just me coming up with all of the guitar leads and melodies in front of Steve’s backing tracks.

It was the perfect scenario for me since my studio has always been guitar friendly. I had a lot of fun with this song and I thought it turned out great. Read More …