“Blues with an attitude”
Craig Horton - lead guitar/ vocals
Bobby Young - rhythm guitar
Dave McCullough - bass
Pocket - drums
"A Great Musician, Great Singer, Great Band Leader.”- Joe Louis Walker
The Bay Area Blues Society named Craig Horton “Blues Guitar Player of the Year” and named Craig Horton and his band as “Blues Band of the Year.”
Craig Horton carves out new territory with his deep, gutsy voice, unique delivery and soulful interpretations,in a style that only he can own. He doesn’t emulate blues from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. He helped to create the genre in a career that spans five decades.
Craig builds his music on a diverse foundation of sounds, having played jazz, R&B and rock ‘n roll, in addition to the blues, during his early years as a musician. Over the years, Craig has earned respect from just as diverse an array of musicians and critics.
Tom Mazzolini, producer of the San Francisco Blues Fest, reported after one year’s event that, "Craig Horton gave one of the memorable sets that had people talking. It was impressive and it was deep mountain high! The real thing!"
Before his debut solo CD, Craig performed with such blues greats as Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, Dinah Washington, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Sam Myers and The Mississippi Delta Blues Band.
His accomplishments are critically acclaimed. He received the “Patience Is A Virtue Award” from Real Blues Magazine, and “In My Spirit” earned him Best Debut Album of 2001 from Living Blues Magazine. In February 2004, The Bay Area Blues Society named Craig Horton “Blues Guitar Player of the Year” and named Craig Horton and his band as “Blues Band of the Year.”