Welcome to the music home base of Craig Donovan, a singer-songwriter, electric and acoustic guitarist, mandolinist and keyboardist (piano, synthesizer) originally from New York City, who now hails from the Washington, DC area.
The style of my original music has been described as if James Taylor crashed into Asian Kung-Fu Generation, The Jam or The Who. An eclectic mix of beautifully-crafted engaging harmonies, emotional lyrics and rhythmic flow with a professional, engrossing and energetic stage presence and prominent guitar arpeggios, hard-edged guitar riffs, and power chords.
Craig Donovan Returns to Recording Studio to Begin Work on Song Arrangements for a New Album
Coming off an inspiring trip to the land of fire and ice-Reykjavik, Iceland, and performing in East End, London, England, Craig returned to Shab Row Recording (Frederick, MD) on Saturday, September 15, 2018 to begin demoing and recording arrangements of original songs for his forthcoming new album. Craig has previously worked with recording engineer Doug Smith on the tracks of "Thick and Thin" and "Lotus Bridge II" from his album, SKYSHINE, released on April 1, 2018.
Craig Donovan Lands First Licensing Deal with Independent Japanese Boutique Publisher and Singaporean Music Company
Craig Donovan has signed a non-exclusive music licensing deal with an independent Japanese boutique music publisher and promotion company with offices in Tokyo and L.A. and Singaporean music company EIM/EM Ltd. for the use of four original songs for commercial use in the territories of East Asia and Southeast Asia. The notice of the license was filed with and approved by the ASCAP Licensing Department on April 27, 2018.
Craig Donovan Podcast Interview and "SKYSHINE" Performances in Los Angeles, CA Announced for May 6-8, 2018
As part of the initial mini tour in support of his debut release, "SKYSHINE", Craig Donovan will be appearing and performing in Los Angeles, CA. On Sunday May 6, 2018, Craig will be performing a private house concert (private invitation/RSVP only) in Granada Hills, CA. On Monday, May 7, 2018, Craig will be doing a podcast interview and performing live songs from his new album for The Creative Muse Hour at M.L.E. Studios. This popular weekly show has been entertaining and inspiring metro L.A. and its environs with new and upcoming talent in music, art and literature and features the artistic experience in all of its diversity. On Tuesday, May 7, 2018, Craig will be performing his songs at the well-known live music venue, Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood.
Craig Donovan Releases Debut EP SKYSHINE on Easter Sunday
On Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, Craig Donovan released his debut album (EP) SKYSHINE. The album has a strong J-rock influence and feel and is the product of many of Craig's eclectic musical inspirations. The album is available digitally on more than 20 popular services in the U.S. and abroad including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Bandcamp, CD Baby, etc. physical copies of the 6-panel digipak cd will also be available at Craig's live performances,
Below are some of the key URL links where the album may be found:
Amazon Music: https://goo.gl/djH8Ds