Thurs, Sept. 15th
Alabama Music Box
Jonny Craig built his reputation for heartfelt lyrics and mature, occasionally soul-inspired vocals through his membership with the post-hardcore bands Westerhalts, Ghost Runner on Third, and especially Dance Gavin Dance and Emarosa — the last two of which released their albums on the Rise label. Craig has attributed his gospel and R&B influences to his grandmother, and as he grew as a singer, that part of his upbringing became increasingly prominent. Despite struggles with substance abuse, he has had a remarkably productive and varied career — one that has also involved recordings with Isles & Glaciers, as well as several guest appearances. His first solo album, A Dream Is a Question You Don’t Know How to Answer, was issued on Rise in 2009 and was his most restrained and nuanced work to that point. After Live at Bamboozle 2010, he released an EP, Find What You Love and Let It Kill You, in 2013.