Craig Thatcher from Nazareth is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, bandleader, international clinician/ambassador for C.F. Martin & Co., a guitar instructor and recording artist.
The Craig Thatcher Band in its Eric Clapton Retrospective captures the spirit and soul of Clapton’s music, beginning with Eric’s rise to fame as guitar god in the Yardbirds, continuing on with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos and finally covering Clapton’s various solo periods.
Clapton is considered to be one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. The rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter is a three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – as a solo artist, a member of the Yardbirds and a member of Cream.
The Craig Thatcher Band has been entertaining audiences across the globe with its exciting brand of blues/rock music since 1993. Among Thatcher’s favorite and most popular performances are his tribute shows to Clapton, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison and the Allman Brothers.
Thatcher has worked with and/or opened for many great artists such as G.E. Smith, Simone, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, John Mayall, Jimmie Vaughan, Duke Robillard, John Hammond, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jonny Lang, Charlie Musselwhite, Roseanne Cash, Roger McGuinn, Rory Block, Woody Mann, Peter Rowan, Herman’s Hermits, Spencer Davis Group, Laurence Juber, John Mayer, David Bromberg and many international artists.