Craig Chaquico

Craig Chaquico

Friday, January 18

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts

Sacramento, CA

$40

Craig Chaquico
Craig Chaquico
Legendary guitarist and Sacramento native, Craig Chaquico, has been at the top of the charts for five consecutive decades, first rocketing onto the music scene as a teen, when he was an original founding member, lead guitarist, songwriter and producer of the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated, American rock bands, Jefferson Starship and Starship, having written, co-written and recorded such hits as Jane, Find Your Way Back, Layin' It on the Line and Fast Buck Freddy. He was the only lead guitar player on both bands hit albums, songs, tours and videos (Miracles, Runaway, With Your Love, Count on Me, Sara, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now).
Since leaving the scene of arena rock, Craig has reinvented himself as a million-selling, chart-topping solo jazz guitarist, composer and producer, skillfully weaving lyrical melodies and active rhythms reminiscent of his rock roots with the rippling, glistening fluid tones of contemporary and smooth jazz compositions. His first two solo albums, Acoustic Highway and Acoustic Planet, spawning new age jazz hits such as Return of the Eagle, Mountain in the Mist, Sacred Ground, and Gathering of the Tribes earned top spots on Billboard magazine's Indie New Age Album charts , Bay Area Music Award's Best Independent Album of the Year awards, and a Grammy nomination for Best New Age Album in 1994. Chaquico also earned a spot on Jazziz Magazine's list of Top 100 Most Influential Jazz Guitarists of All Time and Guitar Player magazine's 1997 Readers Poll Award for Best Pop Instrumental Guitarist. He was an original founding member of Guitars & Saxes along with Peter White, Warren Hill and Richard Elliott.
Having already made a distinctive mark on the classic rock and contemporary jazz genres, Craig's most recent release, Fire Red Moon, is his first foray into the blues guitar genre and it debuted at #15 on Billboard's National Blues Chart in 2012. He is currently producing an album of solo acoustic music for the Circle of Discovery National Park System which is due to be released in 2019.

On this special night, Craig will be accompanied by his own recorded backing music as he weaves a unique blend of his award-winning solo acoustic guitar with personal stories from over four decades at the top of the charts. Join us on January 18, for an "Intimate Evening with Craig Chaquico."
"In my opinion, there is simply nobody else who plays acoustic guitar like him. Some can play as fast, but the clarity is missing. Some can hit the power chords but it doesn't sound this natural or effortless. He is one of our truly original artists, and although he comes closer than most to duplicating his live sound on CD, you have to experience him in a live setting to see exactly how many boundaries he crosses. He can take you to a lot of places in one perfect set of songs." Shannon West, Smooth Views
Venue Information:
Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts
2700 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA, 95816
https://bstreettheatre.org/shows/?series=music