Welcome to the music home base of Craig Donovan, a singer-songwriter, electric and acoustic guitarist, mandolinist and keyboardist (piano, synthesizer) originally from New York City, who now hails from the Washington, DC area.

The style of my original music has been described as if James Taylor crashed into Asian Kung-Fu Generation, The Jam or The Who.  An eclectic mix of beautifully-crafted engaging harmonies, emotional lyrics and rhythmic flow with a professional, engrossing and energetic stage presence and prominent guitar arpeggios, hard-edged guitar riffs, and power chords.  



Craig Donovan Returns to Recording Studio to Begin Work on Song Arrangements for a New Album

Coming off an inspiring trip to the land of fire and ice-Reykjavik, Iceland, and performing in East End, London, England, Craig returned to Shab Row Recording (Frederick, MD) on Saturday, September 15, 2018 to begin demoing and recording arrangements of original songs for his forthcoming new album. Craig has previously worked with recording engineer Doug Smith on the tracks of "Thick and Thin" and "Lotus Bridge II" from his album, SKYSHINE, released on April 1, 2018.

Craig Donovan Lands First Licensing Deal with Independent Japanese Boutique Publisher and Singaporean Music Company

Craig Donovan has signed a non-exclusive music licensing deal with an independent Japanese boutique music publisher and promotion company with offices in Tokyo and L.A. and Singaporean music company EIM/EM Ltd. for the use of four original songs for commercial use in the territories of East Asia and Southeast Asia. The notice of the license was filed with and approved by the ASCAP Licensing Department on April 27, 2018. 

Craig Donovan Podcast Interview and "SKYSHINE" Performances in Los Angeles, CA Announced for May 6-8, 2018

As part of the initial mini tour in support of his debut release, "SKYSHINE", Craig Donovan will be appearing and performing in Los Angeles, CA. On Sunday May 6, 2018, Craig will be performing a private house concert (private invitation/RSVP only) in Granada Hills, CA.  On Monday, May 7, 2018, Craig will be doing a podcast interview and performing live songs from his new album for The Creative Muse Hour at M.L.E. Studios.   This popular weekly show has been entertaining and inspiring metro L.A. and its environs with new and upcoming talent in music, art and literature and features the artistic experience in all of its diversity. On Tuesday, May 7, 2018, Craig will be performing his songs at the well-known live music venue, Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood. 

Craig Donovan Releases Debut EP SKYSHINE on Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, Craig Donovan released his debut album (EP) SKYSHINE.  The album has a strong J-rock influence and feel and is the product of many of Craig's eclectic musical inspirations. The album is available digitally on more than 20 popular services in the U.S. and abroad including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Bandcamp, CD Baby, etc. physical copies of the 6-panel digipak cd will also be available at Craig's live performances, 

Below are some of the key URL links where the album may be found:





Craig Donovan Releasing Debut Album "SKYSHINE" 

After having completed two years of hardwork, writing and recording songs and refining album concepts, Craig will be releasing his debut EP/album entitled, SKYSHINE. SKYSHINE releases on April 1, 2018 and will be available for purchase as a physical CD and for digital download and streaming worldwide on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube, Google Play, Pandora, Bandcamp, CD Baby, and many others.  

While completing his album, Craig commissioned and teamed up with the innovative and talented British digital painter and illustrator, Robert Clear from London, UK  ( over the last three months to finalize the artistic concepts to fulfill this dream. Clear creates his marvelous images in the media of paints (oils and gouache), digital and pencil. Reflecting Craig's J-rock influences and love for manga and the natural world, SKYSHINE’s CD package contains all original digital paintings, and an 8-page fully-illustrated color booklet with English and Japanese lyrics to all the songs. Please keep a look out for updates as the album’s release date approaches. 

Craig Donovan Returning to Mystery Ton Studios to Record a New Release "Shadow to Your Light"  

In early May and June, 2017 Craig will be returning to Mystery Ton Studios to record a new release entitled, "Shadow to Your Light" (C. Donovan) to be included on his upcoming album release. The song will be primarily a piano-based composition, representing a sharp departure from earlier styles and breaking new musical ground for Craig. The talented studio owner and recording engineer, Kenny Eaton will be at the helm. In addition, the song will feature Kenny Eaton on bass guitar and Jordan Miller on drums and percussion from the well-known MD-DC area math rock band, Time Columns. 

Craig Donovan Returning to Studio to Record New Song with Math Rockers, Time Columns' Bassist and Percussionist for Upcoming Release  

On October 21-23, 2016 and October 28-29, 2016, Craig will be returning to Mystery Ton Studios with members, Ken Eaton (bass) and Jordan Miller (drums and percussion)  of the well-known DC/MD math rock band, Time Columns to record a new song for his upcoming release.  Craig will be recording a newly written song called "Strong in the Rain (Living Waters)" (C. Donovan). 

Craig Donovan and Harrison Alan Joining Musical Forces to Perform in DC and Baltimore for Summer 2016  

March 31, 2016- The latest scoop!  Craig Donovan has joined musical forces with Harrison Alan to perform a series of shows in Washington, DC,  Baltimore, MD and other locations (soon to be announced) in Summer 2016. Harrison is a very talented and intimate singer-songwriter and wonderful guitarist, whose songwriting and musical style have been influenced by Jason Mraz, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. He hails from Germantown, MD, and is a student at Catawba College for Music Business and Popular Music. The two songwriters first met and heard each other's music while performing at several venues in Maryland in 2015, and have been friends and mutual admirers of each other's playing and songwriting styles ever since. Both songwriters will be playing their individual original songs and interpreting songs from some of their favorite artists and bands. Their sets will include some collaborations on a few songs, too. Stay tuned for more good news! Things are moving fast!

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