vocals / guitar / lap slide
BJ Craven is a long time professional musician with several thousand gigs performed from stages all over the country. This SC native is now focusing on his solo career as a live looping artist; creating an entire band’s worth of sound, live!
BJ’s song selection spans several decades and pays tribute to the rock n’ roll artists of old while also recognizing todays hit-makers.
In the small town of Spartanburg, SC, BJ grew up surrounded by music. The family stereo was always playing classic rock from the Rolling Stones, Zeppelin, and the Allman Brothers. His mother was a performer and choreographer for the local theater and was constantly bringing new music into the house. She taught him the beginnings of the acoustic guitar around the age of 15 and he continued studying the instrument through a few years of lessons.
While pursuing an engineering degree at Clemson University, the summers found him in Charleston playing gigs and enjoying the beach lifestyle. His experiences on the coast convinced him that life as a musician had a lot to offer and after graduation he moved to pursue a full time music career.