“Rare Tracks”, the latest disc by outstanding, world-class, blues/rock axeslinger Craig Erickson, features an intimate collection of awesome, rare “unreleased” home demo tracks by this amazing, gifted guitarist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Includes 14 tracks (77 minutes) of pure, stripped-down “Rare Tracks” recorded between (1989 - 2006) that range from deep, acoustic bluesy grooves to flat-out blues-based heavy guitar rockers. With the strength of his stand-out, dynamic, stellar, songwriting skills (songs that “shine” even in their most stripped down form) and along with his amazing guitar playing, Craig Erickson is a prolific musical giant amongst the blues/rock crowd and a true, bonafide, bluesy heavy guitar axemaster of the highest order.
"Rare Tracks" is an awesome bluesy heavy guitar disc that is HIGHLY recommended to fans of HENDRIX (long live the musical spirit of JIMI), ROBIN TROWER, FRANK MARINO, TOMMY BOLIN, S.R.V., JOHNNY WINTER, RORY GALLAGHER, ERIC GALES, LANCE LOPEZ, JOE BONAMASSA, WALTER TROUT, WARREN HAYNES, ERIC JOHNSON, INDIGENOUS, DOYLE BRAMHALL, BUDDAHEADS, TONY SPINNER, SKY HIGH, MICHAEL KATON, JEFF HEALEY, CHRIS AARON, SCARLET RUNNER, VAN WILKS, and other killer blues/rock axeslingers who are speaking the same bluesy heavy guitar language. Fans of Craig Erickson’s many previous discs and guest spots will be blown away completely by the deep, bluesy heavy guitar magic found on the excellent “Rare Tracks” disc.
On his 3rd disc for Grooveyard Records (a label dedicated to outstanding guitar music), Craig Erickson lays his warm, retro-70s, organic burdens down on the aptly titled “Rare Tracks” disc and there is something for everybody on this beautiful, deep, bluesy, heavy guitar “musical document”.