Craig Newton: Craig has been performing a variety of American music for over a decade. His career has taken him through most of the U.S. and given him the opportunity to play in all kinds of situations. He has toured the Midwest, Northwest and Southwest playing colleges and other venues, and has released two albums of his original songs as well as an instrumental Christmas album. He is currently based in Ventura County.
Description of programs:
What's the connection between country and western music and an Irish jig? Where was the drum invented, and what music resulted from this? What was the 1850's equivalent of a rock concert?
These are some of the questions that Craig Newton answers or explores in his 45-minute program, as he carries the audience from the roots of American music -- English-Irish-Scottish folk songs -- to the present day scene of rock, pop, and whatever. To make the music come alive, Craig uses a variety of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, flute, tin whistle, harmonica, trombone, and others. Using sing-alongs and fun songs, Craig lets the audience experience the different styles of music that make up "American Music".
How the West Was Sung • Songs of American Heroes • America's Multicultural Music
Other: Workshops • Family Fun Nights
A Historical Journey Through America's Music
5830 Oak Knolls Road • Simi Valley, CA 93063
Web Site: www.craignewton.com