Bananas Book Talk & Signing
Craig will be joining editor, Dara Crockett, at Bananas At Large to read from and sign Guitar Player: The Inside Story. Craig was one of the guitar players and national artists who graced the cover of Guitar Player in the ’80s and is also proud to be featured along with stellar artists such as George Benson, Joe Perry, Steve Vai, Johnny Winter, and many others as part of this historic and insightfully entertaining new book about the first two decades of the most successful guitar magazine ever.
Craig with father and daughter editing team, Dara and Jim Crockett. Photo: John Sievert
A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL AT BANANAS AT LARGE IN SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA!
TURN AROUND AND IT’S TOMORROW
Craig put together a vintage “1975 pedal board” with all NEW Dunlop gear like the one modeled here in the photos of the one Craig built 40 years ago for all the Jefferson Starship recording and touring as the only original founding member on every hit song, hit MTV video, hit tour and anthem during the 70s and the 80s with BOTH Jefferson Starship and Starship! Craig is the only bandmember the whole time to be able to say that and Dunlop and Carvin gear heave been there the whole time too! Not to mention Carvin and Dunlop the following 25 years as well with Craig Chaquico as a Grammy-nominated, million-selling, chart-topping, award-winning, current national recording and Live touring solo artist already at the top of the charts during all 5 decades now one way or the other as a bandmember, solo artist, songwriter, producer, performer, entertainer, and/or bandleader. (to be continued…)
Thanks to Jimi Dunlpo, Kehoe, from Dunlop and Dan Petruzzella and everybody at Bananas At Large in San Rafael, California.
We really had a ter-RIFF-ic time at the very first booksigning at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland, Oregon! We were welcomed and made to feel at home by Susan and Greg and the gang. Thanks so much to them for hosting us at our own local, independent bookstore! And especially HUGE thank yous to everybody who came out to support the event on a rainy Oregon Monday evening.
We were told it was one of the best turnouts ever for a book signing there — if not THE best.
Craig played Live in-between readings and demonstrating how to manufacture a guitar pick from a recycled driver’s license (one of the things he was inspired to do as a youth from reading Guitar Player magazine!). On display during the evening, were some of Craig’s own rare, vintage issues of Guitar Player magazine dating from the ’60s to the ’80s.