Kevin Crafton is a Folk-Rock artist that draws inspiration from the poetry of Jim Daniels and James Wright. With his LP The Vacant Heartland, the scene has been set for his telling the story of the demise of the country's heart and thus morale.
This kind of music is something that may have been heard in the late 1970s by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and John Mellencamp imbued with touches of early 1990s alternative and modern indie/alt-county. The lyrics convey a message, not of political stance, but of an objective view of the Nation as a whole.
Now with his backing band, "The High Tides" on board, Crafton is playing shows across the Midwest. The High Tides are comprised of Andrew Wahnsielder on bass, and Conner Bane on drums.