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Nashville Recording Artist/Musician, Las Vegas entertainer CRAIG JOHN began his career in entertainment in 1973, since then, Craig has performed in 32 states, and Ontario, Canada. He has performed in several shows at the Nevada Palace, and the Union Plaza in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also performed in Reno, Nevada. Craig has worked stage shows with, the Jordanaires, Jeanne C. Riley, T.G. Sheapard, Jim Ed Brown, Razzy Bailey, Mark Collie, Mel McDaniel, John Anderson, Exile, Sawyer Brown, Confederate Railroad, Brad Paisley, Doug Stone, and many others. Craig plays, Bass, Rythym, Pedal Steel, and Lead Guitar, and Mandolin. In January 1990, Craig moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he lived for 6 years. While in Nashville, he performed regularly at "Gilley's" when it was located on Music Row, and in several other Nashville night clubs, including wold famous "Tootsies Orchid Lounge" and "Printers Alley", with some of the top musicians in the world. In 1992, Craig became the regular Bass Guitarist for Capital recording Artist, Mel McDaniel's "Oklahoma Wind band", performing Mel's hits, including "Louisiana Saturday Night", "Stand Up", and "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans on". THE CRAIG JOHN BAND, was established in 1979. From 1990 to 1996, while Craig performed in Nashville Tn. the band continued as CJ LEFTUS, and is now the CRAIG JOHN BAND again.The CRAIG JOHN BAND has a allumni of 29 members, some have gone on to work with Joe Stamply, Little Jimmy Dickens, Mel McDaniel, Wade Hayes, Chris Cagle, Daryl Worley, Bob Seger and Kid Rock and specializes in Modern/Classic Country Music, Classic/Southern Rock, Oldies,Blues, and Bluegrass music. In 2007, THE CRAIG JOHN BAND was awarded at the 21st. Annual Review Magazine Awards for Saginaw County Michigan, and surrounding areas, COUNTRY BAND OF THE YEAR, and COUNTRY BAND DESERVING WIDER RECOGNITION. CRAIG was awarded BEST COUNTRY VOCALIST and BEST COUNTRY BASS PLAYER. Unite his superb showmanship with the musical talents of his band and you have a unbeatable combination, sure to make your Concert, Festival, Fair, Rodeo, Night Club, Private Club, or Private Party a success.
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Band History:
The award winning CRAIG JOHN BAND was established in 1979.
While Craig was working in Nashville Tn. and touring from 1990 to 1996, the band continued as CJ LEFTUS and is now The CRAIG JOHN BAND again.
Voted 2007 Saginaw county Michigan Review magazine award winner for;
Country Band of the Year
Best Male Country Vocalist
Best Country Bass Player
Country Band deserving wider recognition
Your influences?
Waylon Jennings, Jerry Reed, Merle Hagard, George Jones, Tony Rice, Lynard Skynard, Robert Cray, Doyle Lawson, The Isaacs, Rhonda Vincent, Mountain Heart, Eric Clapton, Allman Bros.
Favorite spot?
Anywhere in Wyoming, Oregon or Michigan
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