Kraig McCreary is a world-class guitarist, fluent in many styles. His musical gifts have taken him to Japan and Chile with Jerry Goodman and Friends, Avery Fisher Hall in NYC with Linda Clifford (as well as a US tour and numerous TV appearances), Poplar Creek in Chicago with Jonathon Brandmeier, Interlochen in Michigan with the South Bend Symphony and thousands of recording sessions for films, commercials, and songwriters.

Kraig led the first live band ever on“The Oprah Winfrey Show”, backing up Clifton Webb, and traveled to Trinidad in December of 2011 to do a homecoming concert with the amazing Heather Headley.

The words “awesome, perfectionist, musical whiz, one man band, inspiring, huge talent, perfectly tuned ear, supportive, empowering, & gracious” have been used to describe his gifts as a musician.

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Kraig has performed/recorded with:
  • Big Roy
  • Blast!
  • Butch Stewart
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • Clifton Webb
  • Danny Bonaduce
  • Dennis DeYoung
  • Dolly Parton
  • Fee Waybill
  • Heather Headley
  • Jerry Goodman
  • Jonathon Brandmeier
  • Kenny G.
  • Kevin Cronin
  • Linda Clifford
  • Luther Vandross
  • Michael Bolton
  • Peabo Bryson
  • Ramsey Lewis
  • Richard Marks
  • Rush Hour
  • Skunk Baxter
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show – 1st live music, backing up Clifton Webb!
  • Tiny Tim
  • Willie Dixon
  • and a host of incredibly talented and not so famous folks.
Musical production credits include:
  • Rent
  • Movin’ Out
  • Lion King
  • Jersey Boys
  • Kinky Boots
  • The Book Of Mormon
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Tommy
  • In The Heights
He has worked for the following corporate clients:
  • Ace Hardware
  • Allstate
  • American Drug
  • Anheiser Busch
  • Associated Bank
  • Aurora Health
  • Bayer
  • Bellsouth
  • Bob Evans
  • Bristol Meyers
  • Buick
  • Carson Pirie Scott
  • Devry
  • Dr. Oz
  • Eb Beer
  • GMC Trucks
  • H&R Block
  • Hallmark
  • Hardees
  • Helene Curtis
  • Honda
  • Illinois Lottery
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Jockey International
  • Keebler
  • Kellogg
  • Kohls
  • Kraft
  • Maytag
  • McDonalds
  • Midas
  • Motorola
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Owens Restaurant
  • Pasta la Bella
  • Payless
  • Pillsbury
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Revco
  • Rodale Press
  • SC Johnson
  • Sears Roebuck
  • State Farm
  • Subway
  • Tommy Armour
  • United Airlines
  • US Marine Corps
  • US Postal
  • Western Auto
  • Wrigleys

Comments from clients:

“Awesome to work with! It was obvious he had worked with all types of personalities and was accustomed to giving the client exactly what they wanted the first time around, never losing patience or questioning any creative ideas. Kraig was totally cool with explaining any processes clearly and patiently till I got it and kept the lines of communication clear throughout the process. Not only that, but he is so incredibly talented that he can play any style of music on his instruments.  He’s exactly the guitarist I wanted.”

“Kraig is a perfectionist and a musical whiz. He does not ‘settle for the same old thing’, but instead strives to find fresh ways to express a melody. Kraig has a ‘signature’ guitar style that rivals anyone in the business – but don’t let that fool you into thinking that he’s a one trick pony; he’s a one man band in the studio. Most importantly, Kraig is humble about his talents and as good a musical mentor as you’ll find.”

“Kraig is inspiring – his talent is huge; his ear is perfectly tuned; his sense of what’s musical is always on target.”

“As a musician, Kraig continues to amaze and inspire me with his ability to coax the beauty out of the songs I create.”

“The time I have spent working with Kraig has been an excellent and worthwhile experience. He can really bring your musical visions to life!!! He is not only an incredibly talented musician, but a supportive, empowering gracious team player in the studio.”

“Kraig has the gift of reading into your thoughts and creating music. I did not have any experience recording before I had met Kraig, and I didn’t know any of the “lingo.” He made it easy! Sometimes I felt as though I was babbling, trying to descibe what was in my head musically. Before I could finish the sentence, he was already playing the very idea in my head on the guitar or piano….he is so talented! Kraig is easy going and very encouraging, he’s the best! I can’t wait to get another CD rolling!”

“The beauty in hiring Kraig is that he is has an incredible instinct for how guitar should work in a piece. In terms of style, Kraig has worked on the full gamut for us, from rock to jazz and country to classical. Don’t hesitate to have him improve your track!”