“I thought my mission was to find an artist, when all along I was the artist. My talent was strong, but my self-confidence was lost. My new music brought it all shining back to me.”
The birthplace of rock’n roll and soul, Memphis is rich in musical history & the home of accomplished singer, songwriter JCraig. A magnetically eclectic entertainer inspired by the sounds of early Motown, Chick Corea, The Doobie Brothers, Maroon 5 & more, JCraig is an artist without melodic boundaries.
Blazing an ever evolving fresh sound, his electrifying lyrics mixed with edgy rock melodies and smooth rap will have you headed to the dance floor no matter where it finds you. A producer at heart, JCraig knows how to spin southern funk soul for the masses by reaching your feet with fresh beats and leaving you wanting more.
Having had a childhood filled with music and musical inspiration, he began perfecting his talents young. Singing at the age of 6 and writing his first guitar riffs by age 10. Young adulthood carried him into the U.S. Armed Forces where he served his country with pride. An adventurous journey filled with beautiful moments, tragedies and a wealth of life experiences weave together the indelible mark of JCraig’s music.
Wasting no time moving forward, confidently in the direction of his dreams, JCraig is one to watch.
Q: Hello JCraig and thank you for doing our interview!
JCraig: My Pleasure!
Q: We really enjoy your music and would like to know more about you and your musical background. Do you play all the instruments in the songs?
JCraig: Yes I do, I sequence every part individually.
Q: Going into the studio can be very stressful, do you enjoy the experience and are you the producer of all your recordings?
JCraig: I totally enjoy the form inception, to the finished product. My songs come from real life experience and inspiration. It’s always different but enjoyable each time.
Q: What songs will be on the new record?
JCraig: I have 4 songs that have already been released “For Eternity ,”Risk It All”, “Put It On You” , “For Eternity remix”. The new songs include “Her”, “Free”, “Can’t Play Your Game”, “I Just Wanna”, “Am I a Refuge” and the title track “Tell The Truth”.
Q: How often do you rehearse and explain a typical rehearsal night for JCraig!
JCraig: I rehearse 3 – 4 times a week, I go through my song list and mimic a live performance as if I were on stage.
Q: Answer this question… “If you really knew JCraig you would know that…”
JCraig: He has always loved his craft of making music.
Q: What surprises can we expect on your new album?
JCraig: No Surprise by my standards, some of the music will be 100% party, some will make feel sexy and some will make you think. Overall, the album will be one to keep in your collection.
Q: What is your message to your fans?
JCraig: Be advised, the JCraig “Truth” album is infectious and will having you wanting to listen over and over again. Take precautions while listening. Lol
Q: Please list your social media sites so our readers can follow you!
JCraig: twitter.com/iamjcraig , IamJCraig@Facebook.com and instagram.com/1Jcraig
Q: Thank you for your time and let us know when your new album drops!
JCraig: Absolutely and it will be soon!!