Craig Cardiff

Biography

Songwriter, troubadour, Craig Cardiff builds landscapes of sound using live digital loops, bringing the room to a hush. Edged, folk, beautiful, melancholy and left leaning, one song breaks your heart, and the next one puts it back together.

Craig Cardiff is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Known throughout Canada, Craig is beginning to develop a following throughout North America, and into some parts of Europe. With guitar in hand, Craig can turn any setting into an intimate affair, infusing his music and lyrics with a uncompromising humanism that is rarely seen in today’s production heavy climate.

Craig makes it a point to keep the relationship with his fans personal, inviting and accepting any opportunity to make his audience as much a part of the performance as he is. Don’t be surprised if one day you find yourself enjoying one of Craig’s renowned performances from the comfort of your own living room.

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“[Craig is] a songwriter who needs to be heard.”
-Canadian music icon Gordon Lightfoot

“In some ways, it’s too much of a good thing, but Cardiff can’t be faulted for going the extra mile for his audience. It’s what’s gotten him to this point, and is sure to carry him further with this effort that puts him solidly in the upper echelon of Canadian folk artists.”
-Jason Schneider, Exclaim

“From the majestic loops of The Very Last Night Of The End Of The World to the feel-good caress of Safe Here, the cello-enhanced lullaby Gate and a sprinkling of starting-over songs, it’s a gorgeous album that seems to find a balance between heartbreak and joy. Listening to Cardiff’s gentle, expressive voice, you can imagine that Paul Simon is whispering in one ear and Van Morrison in the other.”
-Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen

“There is a warm and inviting feeling to the end of the world. In Craig Cardiff’s Floods and Fires, the seemingly apocalyptic crises life throws at our solemn narrator are met with a measure of hope and the promise of shelter to wait out the storm … The result is a soothing swell of harmonies that never overwhelm the taut emotion carried through Cardiff’s soft, whispery voice.”
-Ellen Keeble, Calgary Sun

“What I’ve found to be the essential key in his songs is versatility between the tracks. It’s Craig’s soft demure in vocals that tells the story; the melody that keeps you hooked. When you finish listening to a track or one of his albums as a whole, listeners realize that they and Craig speak the same language. It’s that truth that keeps Craig’s fans hungry for his next release.”
-Care Humphries, Velvet Rope

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