Mike Craver
silhouette3.jpg - 6498 Bytes
Bio
Contact
Discography
Links
Musicals
News
Schedule
Store
Tunes
Home

PRESS/P.R.
click here for downloadable promo photo

"If you know this pianist and singer soley through his work with the Red Clay Ramblers, you're missing out on a treat, As a solo artist, Craver is more apt to lean on his background in theatre. He surrounds himself with a choice, if rather unlikely, assortment of original material and songs by Gilbert & Sullivan, George M. Cohan and Noel Coward, among others. The result is witty, intimate and enormously appealing cabaret."
--Mike Joyce, THE WASHINGTON POST

"Former Red Clay Rambler Mike Craver is a walking anachronism, a songwriter of extraordinary talent who distills elements of traditional British and American folk song and Tin Pan Alley into a mesmerizing original blend. Based on turn-of-the-century stories from Craver's Piedmont North Carolina heritage, "Wagoner's Lad" is a breathtaking song cycle, filled with vividly detailed characters relating their bittersweet first-person ballads, accompanied by Craver's keyboards and guitar, and sung in his warm, engaging, and intimate style. This is, quite simply, a timeless disc of rare and profound beauty that grows better with each new listen."
--Gene Hyde, DIRTY LINEN

"Pardon the sound of one critic gushing, but "Wagoner's Lad" is the finest disc I've heard this year -- bar none."
-- Joe Vanderford, INDEPENDENT WEEKLY

"Mike has this amazing ability to write songs of a period that are so perfect and so exact, almost better than the originals."
--Garrison Keillor, A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION

"One of North Carolina's most talented artists."
--THE SPECTATOR

features:
HENDERSONVILLE TIMES-NEWS, Hendersonville, NC;
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
THE HOOSIER TIMES, Bloomington, IN;
THE ARGUS LEADER, Sioux Falls, SD
SHINING DOWN Reviews