Welcome to the music home base of Craig Donovan and my photographic diary of the travels where my music has taken me as well as the special people in my life, cultures, places, social causes and things that inspire me and feed my soul. I am 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 Weezer, Elvis Costello or Asian Kung-Fu Generation.  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.  


Middle Tennessee Music Indie Music Discovery Blog Features and Reviews Craig Donovan's J-Rock Influenced "Shadow to Your Light", August 4, 2019

On Sunday, August 4, 2019, Craig received the wonderful news that Middle Tennessee Music ("Midtnmusic") Indie Music Discovery Blog has featured and published a glowing and insightful review of his J-Rock influenced single, "Shadow to Your Light" from his debut album, SKYSHINE. Midtnmusic's new music critic, Joshua (J.Smo) Smotherman calls "Shadow to Your Light" a radio ready song "potently pop as it is lighter sparking rock and roll" with "a strong infusion of J-Rock" resulting in "a piano driven ballad" with "a lush, larger than life soundscape of chunky rhythm guitars, sparing electric leads, and everything we tend to love about radio ready, playlist worthy rock singles."  

Midtnmusic also has placed the song on their curated Spotify playlist, Indie Music Discovery "Indie Music Spotlight" as a "top indie music pick".  Check out the full review on the Middle Tennessee Music Indie Music Discovery website and its social media:

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Craig Donovan's Receives "Indie Song of the Day" on Alternative Addiction Alternative Music and Music News, August 19, 2019

On August 19, 2019, Alternative Addiction (AA) Alternative Music and Music News featured Craig's song, "Shadow to Your Light" as the "Indie Song of the Day. AA has posted the song on the blog's website and placed the song in 6-week play rotation on their alternative music discovery site.  Check out the feature at

Craig Donovan's "Shadow to Your Light" Featured on The Ark of Music: Best New Indie Music & News, August 2, 2019

The Ark of Music Best New Indie Music & News featured and reviewed one of Craig's standout singles, "Shadow to Your Light" from his debut album SKYSHINE on August 2, 2019. The Ark gives Craig's album a high recommendation and has called the song an "epically composed pop-rock ode to friendship" with a "past-meets-present sound equivalent to Chicago cutting a track with Jimmy Eat World." Read the full review on The Ark of Music website and its other social media:



Craig Donovan's Debut Album SKYSHINE Picked Up and Placed in Play Rotation on Alternative Addiction Alternative Music Blog, August 1, 2019

Music On August 1, 2019, Craig received the honor of Alternative Addiction Music Blog picking up his debut 5-song E.P., SKYSHINE and placing the album in a 6-week banner and play rotation on its website.  Alternative Addiction, founded in 1999 and still going strong, is an American daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. Its focus is on extensive coverage of alternative and underground music.  Alternative Addiction works with Sony Music Entertainment and its subsidiary, Columbia Records, 604 Records, Rock Ridge Music, Lava Records, and Geffen Records among others.

Indie Band Guru Reviews Craig Donovan's "Shadow to Your Light", August 14, 2019

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