Homevibe for the Holidays: John Craigie This Saturday!

By: Hannah Oreskovich

We're featuring all the bands on Homevibe's Holiday Show bill this week. 

There are still a few tickets available for the party we’re throwing with Homevibe Presents at The Walnut Room in Denver and you can get ‘em here. We’ve got one more artist for you peeps! It’s time for John CraIgIe. Let’s go:

San Francisco-bred John Craigie.

San Francisco-bred John Craigie.

For the past decade, John Craigie has traveled the world performing his folk music as a “modern-day troubador.” He’s played a number of incredible festivals (including Burning Man), has shared a stage with acts like Shook Twins and Trampled by Turtles, and has released nine studio albums. His humor has been compared to Mitch Hedberg and his live performance to that of Arlo Guthrie. He’s currently on tour for his 2015 release of Working On My Farewell and Saturday he’s coming to you Denver! Here’s our chat with John:

So John- it seems like you’re on the road more than you’re off of it. Tell us about that.

I am currently on tour. I’m hitting the last few towns on my album release tour that started back in March and I’ll be wrapping things up in Portland on 12/16 at Mississippi Studios. I’ll be recording that show for an upcoming live album that I’m hoping to drop in February. Always touring.  

That’s awesome! So we know you’ve worked with Homevibe before. What do you enjoy most about their shows?

I love the spirit they bring to the evening. They turn the stage into a cozy living room. It definitely adds to my storytelling vibe and an overall comfortable show.

Craigie brainstorming his ski costume for Saturday. 

Craigie brainstorming his ski costume for Saturday. 

Doing anything sweet for the ski theme?

This is actually the first I’m hearing of it but no surprises there. I’m always the last to know. I suppose I can muster something up. I’m not very good in the snow- born and raised in Southern California- I just fall on my face in snow. Maybe I should wear some elbow pads and a helmet…

We know someone who wants to do a couples costume with you. But- moving on. Do you have a favorite holiday song?

The one I hear the least during the season.   

Fair enough John, fair enough. What are you most looking forward to about Saturday’s show?

I played [the holiday show] last year and I loved the way Homevibe made everything flow together. I can only imagine this one will be twice as good. See ya there!

Yes you will. And we better see you there too! Get your tickets here. And join the Facebook event here.

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All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artists featured and those credited. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.