Born and raised on Long Island during a period when most kids were listening to glamour rock it's hard to believe that Craig could have been pushed in the direction to perform Bluegrass and Country music. He taught himself to play on his father's cheap, old, nylon string classical (which he still has). It was when he was forced to join the school choir by his best friend that he was set on the course to performing. Campfire type sing alongs taught him a lot of the old folk tunes that he still holds among his influences. Playing these songs also taught him the value of sharing music.