When Craig Cardiff sings, he fills a room with warmth. He has one of those rare voices that strike the perfect balance between wonderfully articulate detail and rich, deep resonance, not unlike that of Peter Gabriel or the late Nick Drake. But you don't think about that when he sings, you simply like him and want to hear more.
All of thirty years old, Cardiff has released nine independent CDs to date and is constantly writing, performing and recording, so it does not look as if he plans to slow down any time soon. He has toured all over Canada and the United States and shared the stage with many legendary singer-songwriters.
In this late night conversation, Craig talks about his musical journey and what inspires him to stay the course as an independent artist. He offers up his philosophy of what makes a good song and we debate the future of digital music distribution.