John Craigie is an oustanding musician in his own right. That being said, he has decided to release, for free, a collection of cover songs that could be quite possibly the best cover album released by a single artist. The songs that he sings defined a musical generation from the mid-nineties, and showcase some songs that were one hit wonders, some that took bands from obscurity to popularity, and some that remain to this day the signature songs that those artists ever released. The ten songs on the album are covers of classic 90's alternative rock tunes by Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Counting Crows, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, 4 Non Blondes, Marcy Playground, Blind Melon, The Wallflowers, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has stripped them all down to their essence, giving us the rawness of the lyrics and the magic of their music on acoustic guitar. John Craigie is one of those guys that not many know about, but after hearing what he can do with some classic songs, you'll be blown away by his original stuff.
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