2014 Poster Artist: David Craig

Artist, singer, songwriter and Water Line Records COO. Born and raised in Bogalusa, Louisiana, David Craig began his creative career in the music industry. Having written and published hundreds of songs, he worked for 15 years at Louisiana's legendary Studio in the Country with some of the greats in the business like Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson and Johnny Winter.

His creative expression turned to the visual arts as well nearly 20 years ago. He prefers painting and while anything can be fodder for his canvas, Craig finds portraits to be the most fascinating. His recent work is a series of blues singers including Tab Benoit, Billie Holiday, Etta James and Professor Longhair. "Fess" was the signature image created for the 2012 Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival's tribute to the late, great, Louisiana music legend. Craig was also honored when his portrait of “Gatemouth” Brown, a personal gift to his manager, was chosen to grace the cover of what turned out to be “Gatemouth’s” last cd, “Timeless”.

Returning to the Festival for his second year as our poster artist, David Craig presents to you, Telluride. His poster will be available for purchase in our Merchandise Tent during the festival weekend. David will be in person for poster signing in the festival store from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

For more paintings and artist info visit https://www.davidcraigcreative.com/

Marcus Smith2014