Gary Craig

A life in the day

I have been a professional musician since 1984, touring nationally and internationally. I started studying audio engineering in 2008 and am now a producer/ composer at G. E. C. Music in Athens, Alabama.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is the only thing I have ever known. It gives me life.

What is your music dream?

To score a major motion picture.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Eradicate the hatred.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Color My World

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I have favorite film composers, such as, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner and of course, John Williams!

What inspires you to make music?

Being able to come up with something out of the thin air.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Music is emotion. Feel it.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

In my own world.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Learn how to sing without auto tune. Learn how to play your own instruments. Stop letting others do your job.

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble is good.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

We still get paid what we got paid 20 years ago. Cost of living goes up but not a musician's pay!

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Nowadays, everyone has to be their own engineer and producer. Take a couple of years to learn the essentials of home recording.