Artist, singer, songwriter, Water Line Records COO and sole proprietor of Cruel River Music publishing company.
Born and raised in Bogalusa, Louisiana, David Craig began his creative career in the music industry. Having written and published hundreds of songs, he worked for 15 years at southeastern Louisiana's legendary Studio in the Country with some of the greats in the business like Stevie Wonder and Willie Nelson. His songs have been recorded by rock, country and blues artists including Pot Liquor, “Memphis Slim” and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. His music having even appeared in the motion picture soundtrack for “The Player”.
His creative expression turned to the visual arts as well, 17 years ago. While anything can be fodder for his canvas, Craig finds portraits to be the most fascinating. His recent work is a series of blues singers including Professor Longhair, Tab Benoit and Etta James. Craig was honored when his portrait of “Gatemouth” Brown, a personal gift to his manager, was chosen to grace the cover of what turned out to be “Gatemouth’s” last cd, “Timeless”. After the industry publication “Blues Review” featured that work, he was asked to create the signature image for the 2006 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival in Telluride, Colorado. 2014 saw his second commission for Telluride.
Craig will be appearing on the Heritage Stage this year at the Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival.