Jim and Vivian Craig along with Michelle Thomas and Fred Campeau have put together an ukeclectic show that promises to bring a smile, and perhaps a tear or two to audiences of all ages.
Complimenting their tight vocal blending, the foursome stretch out instrumentally: Viv and Michelle on ukuleles, Fred on guitar, banjo, and square back resonator guitar, and Jim on concertina, guitar, and bass ukulele. The group’s repertoire includes traditional folk, songs of Tin Pan Alley, blues, jazz and pop, Hawaiian, and original compositions.
Jim and Vivian Craig have been harmonizing in Midwest venues for over forty years. They’re known for their heartfelt deliveries of such songs as Woody Guthrie’s “Deportees,” to their lively delivery of “Lydia, The Tattooed Lady.” Whether singing a ballad or a humorous tune together, few husband and wife duos sing of love and devotion with as much believability as Jim and Viv. In addition to performing as a duo and with Mitch and Fred, the Craig’s are the proud owners of Hogeye Music in Evanston.
Fred Campeau and Michelle Thomas have been a team since the early 70's. Fred plays guitar, banjo, fiddle and harmonica, and is rooted in old-time music. He’s been a long-time member of the Volo Bogtrotters and on fiddle is featured frequently with the Chicago Barn Dance Company. In addition to playing guitar, banjo and ukulele, Miichelle teaches choir, theater and uke, and is a two-time winner of the Wheatland Festival Folk Singing Contest.
Campeau & Craig have performed at the following venues: Two Way Street Coffeehouse in Downers Grove, IL; Stained Glass Coffeehouse, Deerfield, IL; Schuba’s Acoustic Brunch, Chicago; The Rock House, Wilmette, IL; The Grafton Pub, Chicago; Café Carpe, Ft. Atkinson, WI; Clipper City Folk Concert Series, Manitowoc, WI; Hogeye Folk Arts Concert Series, Evanston, IL.
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