with Mockingbird Sun
Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 7:45 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Joe's on Weed Street, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Growing up in rural Lyons, Georgia singer/songwriter Craig Campbell learned one important lesson from the ZZ Top records his motiver favored: “Every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp-dressed man.” That’s one reason Campbell is always impeccably well tailored on stage, and at industry shows and events. But he says there’s an even more important reason: respect. That respect is amply evident on Campbell’s new EP, “Outta My Head,” a five song set that solidifies Campbell’s standing as country music’s hippest neo-traditionalist, a niche he’d already begun to carve out with his critically-acclaimed, self-titled 2011 debut album. “I’ve done some amazing things for a new artist,” says this Southern gentleman, “but I can’t slow down. I’ve got to keep full steam ahead.” It’s just a matter of respect.