Blending electronic and grassroots elements, the music of Jed Craddock is its own a kind of “intelligent pop.” Jed started his musical life with piano and choir. And, his dad got him started playing in drum circles, singing hymns and chanting in choral ensembles. Jed later went on to sing in the San Antonio children’s choir where he was introduced to a more formal musical setting. Ultimately, Jed learned to play multiple instruments and grew his appreciation for how important listening and creating space can be as an artist.
Jed was blessed to be mentored by Gina Fant-Simon, a true Pro Tools wizard and fantastic songwriter, and Kevin Killen, nine-time Grammy winning mixing engineer. Both Gina and Kevin helped him develop the skills to produce and engineer songs for himself and others. He now owns and operates Earbender Studios with his fiancé, Boh Ireland.
Jed met writer/producer, Gina Fant-Saez in 2016 who spent a year with him at Austin’s Blue World Music, helping cultivate his songs and artistic identity. Grammy award winning producer/engineer, Kevin Killen (David Bowie, Shakira, Sugarland, Peter Gabriel, U2), traveled to Austin on multiple occasions to co-produce and mix the first collection of songs.
Bassists Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) and Paul Bushnell (Katy Perry, Gavin DeGraw, Mylie Cyrus), guitarist Gerry “Spooky Ghost” Leonard (David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper), drummer Pat Mastelotto (Mr. Mister, King Crimson), and hornist Andy Snitzer (Sting, Paul Simon), each contributed to the recordings.
In 2019, Jed teamed up with Bryan Fenelly from Plaid Dog Studios in Allston, Massachusetts, USA to crowdfund his first album, Prison in Paradise. His campaign was so successful that he was able to grow the album from a five track EP to a nine track album raising over $10,000 for the project.
Whether Jed is riding his bike, getting overloaded with cute aggression because of his three adorable dogs, slacklining in the park, or getting his hands dirty in the garden you can guarantee that music is constantly playing in his head. Seriously nonstop!
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