Craig Paddock is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter who was born and raised in America’s most musically historical city, New Orleans, Louisiana. But in a city where learning how to play an instrument takes precedence over learning how to ride a bike, it’s sometimes hard to distinguish oneself as a musician, especially if you play a genre other than jazz. Despite the odds, Craig Paddock has been able to hone his undeniably soulful voice and songwriting style to do just that.


Don’t expect this New Orleans-born singer-songwriter’s first CD release to be just guitar and vocals. With a vocal style reminiscent of John Boutte and a band that includes the warmth of a B3 organ, these well-crafted soulful/gospel songs are very melodic and compelling.
— Joseph Irrera, Offbeat Magazine