Born in 1972 in Central Otago, Craig first picked up the guitar when he was 12. He initially wanted to play the tunes he grew up with, and it wasn’t long before he was playing the songs of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and various blues artists.
As a professional musician, Craig tends towards a cruisy, easy listening style of folk and also urban contemporary, acoustic music. He describes himself as a storyteller with a guitar. His lyrics are thought-provoking and sometimes humorous. As well as writing his own music, Craig also plays covers.
These days Craig lives back in his hometown Queenstown. He also spends a great deal of creative time at his private wood cabin in the deep south.
Listen to Craig Smith here
For more information on Craig’s achievement of International Best Seller, go to The Wonky Donkey Man
Craig will be holding songwriting workshops throughout the weekend. Entry is at the super low festival price of $20.