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Kevin Kraft is a seasoned performer of the stage and screen, now making his mark as a Singer/Songwriter. Originally from Virginia, Kevin is now based in New York.
In Los Angeles Kevin refined his songwriting skills under the tutelage of Pat Caddick while earning a BFA from USC, and now trains at the continuing education program at Julliard. As an Associate Member of the Singer/Songwriter Hall of Fame/National Academy of Popular Music he has studied with Lorraine Ferro and Marcy Drexler (Smoking Caterpillar Music). Kevin and recorded with Larry Oakes (Guitar player with Foreigner & Bad Company) on his Self-Titled debut EP (clips can be heard at www.kevinkraft.com). This first presentation shows Kevin's strengths of marrying lyrics and melody. It's an eclectic selection of acoustic guitar based Folk/Rock tunes, which also easily lend themselves to a Country Crossover style. Leading off with a Blues Traveler-esque Harmonica Rock tune entitled "Since You Came My Way", it dovetails into an uplifting Native American inspired song celebrating spirituality and nature, entitled "River Cheyenne". Next up is "San Antone", a rock/country song about the self-perpetuating nature of violence, crafted in the Nashville story-telling tradition, in which Larry Oakes makes a guest appearance in a ripping guitar solo. Closing out is "I Remember You.", an haunting acoustic ballad, accented with violin, about loving someone that has passed on.
As a member of the NY Singer/Songwriter Sessions, Kevin has performed at such notable New York clubs as The Bitter End, CBGBs, Kenny's Castaway's, The C-Note, The Elbow Room & Dillon's. He performed and was interviewed on the TV program "The New Yorkers", and on tour Kevin has performed his songs across the country in cities such as Athens GA, Madison WI, Greensboro NC & Billings MT.
A Veteran of Broadway, Kevin's music career has included principal work in which he shared the stage with Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane & David Allen Greer in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". He was also directed by James Lapine in the New York Workshop of Disney's "Hunchback of Notre Dame," as Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz collaborated on developing a Broadway version of the movie. Kevin's musical versatility was featured in the prestigious The Acting Company (created by John Houseman at Julliard). He sang and played the Guitar, Lute, Mexican Bass, Greek Bouzouki and Harmonica for in 2003, the year they won an Honorary Tony Award. Kevin's Guitar playing and Acting were also featured in the New York Productions of "Johnny Guitar" and "Das Barbecue". Other credits include Adam Guetel's "Floyd Collins" at The Actors Theatre of Louisville, & "Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde" at The Paper Mill Playhouse. Television appearances include "All My Children" and "Guiding Light", Late Night Programming Host for Showtime, "The Revolutionary War" for PBS/BBC and the ABC MOW "Kiss of a Killer".
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