Joe Craven

Joe Craven | Mike Block String Camp 2018

Joe Craven – Creativity educator, former museum curator, visual artist, actor/storyteller, festival emcee and recipient of the 2009 Folk Alliance Far-West Performer of the Year, Joe Craven has made music with many folks ranging from jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli to Grateful Dead Guitarist Jerry Garcia. Always looking for the next expression and object to make music with, he is a musical madman with anything that has strings attached; violin, mandolin, tin can, bedpan, cookie tin, tenor guitar/banjo, mouth bow, canjoe, cuatro, berimbau, balalaika, boot ‘n lace and double-necked whatever. Joe has created music and sound effects for commercials, soundtracks, computer games and contributions to several Grammy nominated projects. 'Everything Joe touches turns to music,' says mandolinist David Grisman, who Joe played with for almost 17 years.

Katherine Forbes

Nashville, TN