REVIEWS

Celine Keating
Minor 7th Magazine

 "Guitar Notes" takes the listener on an atmospheric journey through compositional terrain that ranges from brightly colored to dimly lit -- with a little Hawaiian slack-key thrown in. Craine's impeccable technique and clarity are evident throughout, as is his control of dynamics, whether on fast-paced romps like "Dance of the Lawn Gnomes" or slow tempo tunes where Craine stretches the pauses between the notes to amp up the emotion. There are plenty of soft edges in his compositions, but it is in the more bluesy pieces that Craine especially shines. Whatever the landscape, "Guitar Notes" is a wonderful addition to the acoustic guitar repertoire."

Jack McMahon
Music Millennium, Portland

"KC's songs are heart-tugging and well-crafted, and his skill as a picker belie years of experience on the fret board."

Kelsey Greco
Vortex Music Magazine

"Craine’s personal journey echoes through the song “Daddy’s Old Guitar” as he imagines a son finding the guitar his father played for him at night and rediscovering a love of music. The melodic, dreamy tones of Craine’s guitar performance create a sense of nostalgia and longing. The listener can imagine how a childhood filled with music makes the guitar a source of comfort and self-expression."

Eric Skye
Guitarist and Recording Artist - Portland, Oregon

"I really enjoyed "Guitar Notes". This is what it would've sounded like for Jimmy Page to produce Leo Kottke!"

Steve Anderson
Breedlove Guitars, Bend, Oregon

“If you are anywhere close, make the time to see KC. Nice vocals and guitar work."

Bill Warmoth
Artisan Guitars, Nashville

“Second Wind is a delight, reminds me a bit of Windham Hill guitarists I have heard."

Robert Spencer
Nampa, Idaho

“I just saw your concert last night and I found myself moved and led to introspection several times. I liked how you placed yourself in your community and family lineage. "Daddy's Old Guitar" was the title I remember, but there were others. You've taken your life as it is and made music from it.”

Jim Brown
Portland, Oregon

"Saw your Road 20 album release concert last night at Hipbone Studio. Wow! What a great show...I really, really enjoyed it. The room was perfect, the ambiance- superb, and the music- priceless! It was so great in so many ways, thanks for your wonderful music."

Eric Schultheis
Guitarist, Key of Dreams

“Second Wind is like a breath of fresh air. The album encircles the listener with passion and inspiration."