With an amazing range of musical styles, Craig T. Olson
has sung and played around the world for decades. From Concerts in LA to Hotels in Indonesia to Cabarets in Germany to dive bars in Tennesee and GoldRush clubs in Alaska.
Singing and playing Jazz and Pop on the keyboards or Folk and Country from acoustics, he was one of the first touring true sequenced one-man shows from the 80s to the late 90’s.
Garnering fans from Lee Greenwood and the Oak Ridge Boys, to Gary Puckett, Craig T. Nelson, Bruce Hornsby, Steppenwolf, John Michael Montgomery, Eddie Montgomery, Lori Morgan, Amy Grant, The Judds, Garth Brooks Band, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Riders in the Sky, McBride and the Ride, George Duke, Stanley Clark, Miriam Makeba, Magic Johnson, Mario Andretti, Alabama, Michael Johnson, Chips Momen and dozen of country superstars dropping into his shows, Craig T. developed a very select following.
In the last few years, he has begun playing the American Songbook and his fav. stylist Tony Bennett. Along with Tony tributes, Tony and Diana Krall, Tony and the Rat Pack, he has developed an intimate look at Billy Joel in the “VintageBilly” tributes. In 2020 he’s added a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim and the smooth latin songs perfect for clubs, patios and happy hours.
Is available for the following:
Clubs, Ticketed Events, Corporate and Private Events, Benefits, Military, Concerts, House Events, Happy Hours, Hotels, Restaurants & Resorts and Resort Communities
(Global events require a Security Ryder)
Please text or call 612-412-1205 and leave a msg to schedule a consult.
In the following styles:
Jazz, Folk, Pop, Country, Gospel
(Solo or with groups)
For the following ticketed shows:
VintageBilly.com : An Intimate look at Billy Joel’s 1st 10 years.
Solo or with full production and band.
Now, enjoy a taping of the show without ads or breaks. (1 hour 24min)
SONGS FROM: Prelude / Angry Young Man ~ My Life ~ Movin Out ~ Stranger ~ Just The Way You Are ~ Summer Highland Falls ~ Big Shot ~ NY State Of Mind ~ Scenes From An Italian Restaurant ~ Only The Good Die Young ~ She’s Always a Woman To Me ~ You’re My Home ~ Zanzibar ~ Allentown ~ Goodnight Saigon ~ You May Be Right ~ Piano Man ~Lullaby ~Say Goodbye To Hollywood ~ Don’t Ask Me Why ~ A Matter Of Trust ~ Miami 2017 ~ 2,000 Years ~ If I Only Had The Words ~ Honesty ~ I’ve Loved These Days ~ Ballad Of Billy The Kid ~ An Innocent Man ~ Still Rock And Roll To Me ~ Keeping The Faith ~ Leave A Tender Moment Alone ~ Pressure ~Rosalinda’s Eyes ~ Sometimes a Fantasy ~ Stilletto ~ Tell Her About It ~ The Longest Time ~ To Make You Feel My Love ~ Vienna ~ We Didn’t Start The Fire ~
Tony Bennett & Bill Evans Sessions ’75 Tribute.
The classic songs from the ’75 Bennett / Evans Recording sessions.
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: “Best of” Tribute.
While doing my Jazz gigs I ran into a singer a few years ago that reminded me so much of Diana Krall that I said I’ve got to put a show together of their duets and hits.
Well Ms Carol Z. sings and sounds like the sultry Diana Krall. Mucho, Very Mucho:)
This is a culmination of songs from the solo and Duets recordings of Tony Bennett and Diana Krall. Come and get your heart softened by these wonderful tunes of two of the best.
The Crooners: Tribute to the Smoothest Singers. (Sinatra, Bennett, Martin, Davis Jr., Nat Cole & more).
Classic tunes from the Rat Pack Era. Stroll down memory lane!
Jobim & the Smooth Latin Vibe
In 2020, Craig T. is introducing a new event. The beautiful music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and more.
Perfect for Dining applications and high-end hotels or clubs. Two sets of this perfect mix of rhythm, jazz and vocal. “Musical but not overpowering to a talking crowd.”
” Finding the right music style for different crowds is a key element in building the right elements to a successful returning clientel. Craig T. Understands this process”.
Choosing From: A TIME FOR LOVE * ~ AGUA DE BEBER ~ CARNAVAL (A DAY IN THE LIFE) ~ DESAFINADO ~ FERENESI ~ RECADO BOSSA NOVA (THE GIFT) ~ GIRL FROM IPANEMA ~ HOW INSENSITIVE (INSENSATEZ) ~ I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU * ~ A MAN AND A WOMAN (UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME) ~ MEDITATION (MEDITACO) ~ NATURE BOY ~ ONE NOTE SAMBA ~ PERDIDO ~ QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS (CORCOVADO) ~ SO NICE (SUMMER SAMBA) ~ TANGERINE ~ WAVE ~ I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN * ~ THE SUMMER WIND *.
SAILING, CHRISTOPHER CROSS
BEATLES: Norwegian Wood
Gone Fishin.. Craig T.
If you choose to listen to some of Craig T’s original country or worship, search me out on your music streaming services like Apple Music under Craig T. Olson.