Craig Chaquico

Craig Chaquico

Friday, January 18

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

Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts

Sacramento, CA


Craig Chaquico
Craig Chaquico
Having just celebrated his 40th anniversary of the Jefferson Starship best-selling album, Red
Octopus, Craig Chaquico has had over four decades of national success in a variety of genres, from
'70s and ‘80s rock and pop to contemporary and new age jazz and blues guitar.
Rocketing onto the music scene over four decades ago a teen, Craig was an original founding
member of the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated, American rock bands, Jefferson Starship and
Starship, from 1973 - 1990. He was a main hit songwriter (Jane, Find Your Way Back, Layin’ It On
the Line) and the only lead guitar player on all of their hit albums, songs, tours and videos (Miracles,
Runaway, With Your Love, Count on Me, Sara, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now). He also earned Guitar
Player Magazine's Reader's Poll Award for Best Pop Instrumental Guitarist.
Since that time, Craig has been a million-selling, chart-topping solo jazz artist, with his 1993 album,
Acoustic Highway, earning Billboard Magazine’s top spot as Independent New Age Album of the
Year, and 1994’s, Acoustic Planet, also receiving the top spot in Billboard as well as receiving a
GRAMMY nomination for Best New Age album. In addition, Craig earned a spot on Jazziz
Magazine's list of Top 100 Most Influential Jazz Guitarists of All Time. His song from this album,
“Just One World,” became a part of Rochester Museum’s Space Arc Project, which now
permanently remains in orbit above the earth. Craig’s most recent release, Fire Red Moon, which
served as his first blues album, debuted at #15 on Billboard’s National Blues Chart in 2012.
Now entering the fifth decade of his illustrious career, Craig Chaquico has solidified himself as a
guitar legend, and whether he's performing '70s and ‘80s classic rock and pop, new age jazz or the
blues, on electric or acoustic guitar, Craig's music continues to delight, move and soothe the soul!
Venue Information:
Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts
2700 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA, 95816