Jeremiah Craig: Balladeer

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By Jeremiah Craig
Hi my name is Jeremiah Craig. I'm a Balladeer & Singer/Songwriter with a passion for telling stories. These are my musings about folk music, my path as an independent artist, and random thoughts with the Anchor community. Call-ins, songs, discussions, interviews, and more. Lend an ear!
Coffee & Music #48
Featuring “Man in the Suit of Mirrors” and “This Particular Cult”
July 20, 2018
Coffee & Music #47
Featuring “3 Villainous Ministers” and “Busy My Spade”
July 19, 2018
Ballad #74: Absolute Favorite Wikipedia Page
I keep coming back to the wikipedia page for the moons of Saturn. Here's why...
July 19, 2018
Coffee & Music #46
Featuring "Dusty Vines" and "One for my Romeo y Julietas"
July 18, 2018
Ballad #73: Why I Love Cowboy Boots
I've talked about this a lot on YouTube but I think it's time to bring the topic of cowboy boots to the podcast. Thanks to Phil Kim and Mister Kn0sh0 for calling in!
July 18, 2018
Coffee & Music #45
Featuring "Sincere Dreamland" and "Nights and Weekends"
July 17, 2018
Ballad #72: Using Music in Your Content
Somethings to keep in mind when using music in your videos and podcasts.
July 17, 2018
Coffee & Music #44
Featuring "If it Takes Years" and "Thistle Bill"
July 16, 2018
Ballad #71: Ways I Get Past Writers Block
Today I'm on the fancy mic at home and I'm talking about how I get past writers block and creative block. I also share an example of an exercise I do to help me through the process. It's a weird process but it has been known to work for me from time to time. Have your own techniques to beat writers block? Call in through Anchor or by phone at 253-254-5898.
July 14, 2018
Coffee & Music #43
Featuring “Whup Jamboree” and “On a Weekend at a House by the Road”
July 13, 2018
Ballad #70: Dunes on Pluto
I get super excited when scientists discover similar geographic formations on other planets and celestial bodies. Today I get excited about dunes on Pluto.
July 13, 2018
Coffee & Music #42
It’s quiet today. “A Cheshire Shows” and “Do you want to sleep in?”
July 12, 2018
Ballad #69: Our First CDs
We all talk about our first CDs we owned or remember making an impression on us.
July 12, 2018
Coffee & Music #41
Featuring “Plastic Jesus” and “Steel Never Cold For Long”
July 11, 2018
Coffee & Music #40
Featuring “Voices in the Overtones” and “Darlin’ Cory”
July 10, 2018
Ballad #68: Enjoyable Background Musician
How should musicians react when they are told "you're very good music to have in the background while I talk with my friends"?
July 10, 2018
Ballad #67: Possibility of Other Life in our Solar System
We talk about where else there may be life in our solar system. Then we move to Bruce Springsteen and "Born in the USA"
July 10, 2018
Coffee & Music #39
Featuring “Benjamin Gunn” and “Commandeer”
July 9, 2018
Ballad #66: Caiman Cowboy Boots
These Boulet caiman cowboy boots are just the upper I need today.
July 7, 2018
Coffee & Music #38
Featuring “Rider” and “Viaduct”
July 6, 2018
Ballad #65: How I Repurpose My Content
There's so much opportunity to repurpose the content we make. I share my process in this episode. Feel free to share your process with me too!
July 6, 2018
Coffee & Music #37
Featuring “Jack be Nimble” & “Grudges that the Demons Lack”
July 5, 2018
Coffee & Music #36
Featuring “Wild Irish Boy” and “If it Takes Year’s”
July 4, 2018
Coffee & Music #35
Featuring “You Bring Monsters” and “Bust Out: Early, John”
July 4, 2018
Coffee & Music #34
Featuring “Mean ol Frisco” and “Where’s the Heat?”
July 2, 2018
Best of the Week 6/25/18-6/30/18
This week there was lots of music, talk about my DISC behavioral traits, planning and a show at Vintage Vino and Espresso.
July 1, 2018
Ballad #64: Show Day at Vintage Vino
It's finally showtime at Vintage Vino and Espresso. This episode takes you through my show prep, some food and wine, and the music itself. Join me! Featured live song: "Out with the Old"
July 1, 2018
Ballad #63: Planning
Talking about the diminishing returns of planning.
July 1, 2018
Coffee & Music #33
Featuring “Notes on my Door” and “On a Weekend”
June 29, 2018
Coffee & Music #32
Featuring “Do you want to sleep in?” and “Man in the Suit of Mirrors”
June 28, 2018
Ballad #62: I’m a D
I’m a D in the DISC behavioral assessment and I talk about what that means. The good and bad.
June 28, 2018
Coffee & Music #31
Featuring "We've Bobtailed Further for Less" and "Out with the Old"
June 27, 2018
Coffee & Music #30
Featuring “Busy My Spade” and “Voices in the Overtones”
June 26, 2018
Coffee & Music #29
Featuring "This Particular Cult" and "Lass of Glenshee"
June 25, 2018
Best of the Week 6/18/18-6/22/18
This week we covered everything from speaker systems, to venues, to comic cons and more! Check out this wrap up of my week on Anchor and thanks so much for listening.
June 24, 2018
Ballad #61: Ramos Signed My Spider-Man Issue
A successful day at Ace Comic Con. I favorite comic book artist, Humberto Ramos, signed a comic book I bought 16 years ago at a grocery store.
June 24, 2018
Ballad #60: Going to Ace Comic Con
Ace Comic Con is this weekend in Seattle and I'm excited to see creators like Humberto Ramos.
June 22, 2018
Coffee & Music #28
Featuring “A Cheshire Shows” and “Ol Man Dooley”
June 22, 2018
Coffee & Music #27: #SummerSolstice
Featuring “Sitting on Top of the World” and “Busy My Spade”
June 21, 2018
Ballad #59: My Favorite Place to Play in the PNW
I have a free show coming up on Saturday, June 30th at Vintage Vino and Espresso in Maple Valley and I wanted to share my quick story of how I got to play there after just moving to the area and how it's become my favorite place to play in the Pacific Northwest.
June 21, 2018
Coffee & Music #26
Featuring “Nights & Weekends” and “Caught in a Muse”
June 20, 2018
Ballad #58: Headphones and Speakers
Peter McHugh asks what kind of headphones and speakers I enjoy. So I talk about what I like in the equipment I have and what I look forward to in sound.
June 20, 2018
Coffee & Music #25
Featuring “Dusty Vines” and “One for my Romeo Y Julietas”
June 19, 2018
Ballad #57: Luxury Hotels and Indie Musicians
Discussing an article on The Atlantic about luxury hotels unsatisfied with Instagram influencers. Some of the phrases they used remind me of conversations between musicians and venues.
June 19, 2018
Coffee & Music #24
Featuring “Trail of the Buffalo“ “Sight of the Northern Star” and “Reverie Pilgrims”
June 18, 2018
Coffee & Music #23
Featuring “Grudges that the Demons Lack” and “That Steel Never Cold For Long“
June 15, 2018
Ballad #56: Buying Facebook Ads For My Music
This morning I'm talking about my experience buying Facebook ads for the past 2 months to promote my shows and music. I'm still learning the best ways to reach people but this is where I'm at now and I'm making progress.
June 15, 2018
Coffee & Music #22
Featuring “Voices in the Overtones”
June 14, 2018
Ballad #55: Can Storytelling be a Trend?
We expand on a topic I covered in my first Expressway Balladeer episode over three years ago. Can storytelling in music be a trend? Can storytelling be a trend in general? What do you think? Huge thanks to Peter McHugh for calling in and kicking this topic off. Also thanks to Desert Fox from the Cannabis Conundrum podcast, PostiveVibes, and Buster Jac from the BJac Radio podcast for calling in and contributing to the discussion.
June 14, 2018
Coffee & Music #21
Featuring “AI and I” and “Bust Out: Early, John”
June 13, 2018
Chat Time with Chatter Box Jeremiah
Just feeling chatty...
June 13, 2018
Coffee & Music #20
Featuring “Fat Bear”
June 12, 2018
Coffee & Music #19
Featuring "3 Villainous Ministers" and "Worried Man Blues"
June 11, 2018
Ballad #54: Rock n Roll Marathon Seattle
I had the awesome opportunity to perform at the Rock n Roll Marathon in Seattle. Here's from audio from the event. Song: Caught in a Muse
June 11, 2018
Ballad #53: Worst Show Ever
I talk about the worst and scariest show I ever played with the Jack Swift Band in New Hope, PA
June 10, 2018
Ballad #52: How Long Should an Album Be?
After listening to two albums with 7 songs this week, I question how long an album should be and what it means to release music in 2018. Call ins from Gerad of Slangsmith Radio, Killjoy, Michael T Justice and Buster Jack of BJac Radio.
June 9, 2018
Coffee & Music #18
Featuring “Out with the Old” and “Dusty Vines”
June 8, 2018
Ballad #51: Naim Hakim's Rap Contest
Today I talk about the story of entering Naim Hakim's rap contest and challenging myself to strive for perfection in the song. Listen to my submission "Skeleton Key" to Naim's rap/vocals contest and find out more at Call ins from D Winn of DSouls Productions LLC, BJac Radio and CYBERSHOTS
June 7, 2018
Coffee & Music #17
Featuring “Catalyst Kiss” and “Viaduct”
June 7, 2018
Coffee and Music #16
Featuring “Almost Yesterday”
June 6, 2018
Coffee & Music #15
Featuring “Jack Be Nimble” and “Rank Strangers”
June 5, 2018
#AudioMo intro (day 4)
Introducing myself to the people in the #AudioMo community on Twitter
June 4, 2018
Coffee And Music #14
It's a rainy Monday so I'm playing three songs today instead of the usual two to get me prepared to face the world. This episode features "Ol Man Dooley," "Darlin' Corey," and "Busy My Spade."
June 4, 2018
Song Circle with Laura Joy
Independent singer/songwriter from Chicago, Laura Joy, hops on an Instagram live stream with me and we play a few songs! Find her online at and of course you can always find me at Enjoy!
June 3, 2018
Ballad #50: Where is the line between music and noise?
Today I talk about the personal line people draw to define music and how music can be any sound at all.
June 3, 2018
Coffee & Music #13
Featuring “Freedom to Love” & “On a Weekend”
June 1, 2018
Coffee & Music #12: #NationalSmileDay
Featuring songs that make me smile: Commandeer and Reverie Pilgrims
May 31, 2018
Ballad #49: The Strings
Quick episode today talking about the kind of strings I use for my acoustic guitars. Voice messages from Cybershots and Matty Mo
May 31, 2018
Coffee & Music #11
Featuring “Thistle Bill” and “Man in the Suit of Mirrors”
May 31, 2018
Ballad #48: Artist Interviews
Hear interviews from local artists at the Kirkland Arts Center. Geneva Baldauf, Rupa Palasamudram, Lee Kennedy, and Shima Star.
May 31, 2018
Coffee & Music #10
Featuring “Fat Bear” and “Thistle Bill”
May 29, 2018
Coffer & Music #9
Featuring “We’ve Bobtailed Further for Less” and “A Cheshire Shows”
May 28, 2018
Ballad #46: Recording Thistle Bill
Thistle Bill officially drops Thursday May 31 but you can hear it early in this episode! I talk about the final stages of mixing the song, recording process, my favorite parts and isolated snippets from the song, and the album art. Be prepared for one weird ride on this one folks.
May 25, 2018
Sun Up Streaming #8
Featuring “Caught in a Muse” and “One for my Romeo y Julietas”
May 25, 2018
Ballad #45: Catching Up
May 25, 2018
Sun Up Streaming #7
Featuring “That Steel Never Cold for Long” and “Nights and Weekends”
May 24, 2018
Sun Up Streaming #6
Featured songs: “Rider” and “Plastic Jesus”
May 23, 2018
Ballad #44: Depression in Musicians
After the death of Frightened Rabbit lead singer, Scott Hutchinson, we discuss depression in musicians.
May 23, 2018
Sun Up Streaming #5
Grudges that the Demons Lack & Voices in the Overtones
May 22, 2018
Sun Up Streaming #4
Happy Monday! Today’s morning music features “Dusty Vines” and “Thistle Bill”
May 21, 2018
Earbud obsessions May 20
May 20, 2018
Seattle Hypocrisy: The Head Tax
I don't talk about politics often but this is something that people need to know the truth about because there are a ton of misleading articles in the press. So I'm discussing the newly passed Head Tax in Seattle and why your city should not pass a similar tax.
May 19, 2018
Sun Up Streaming #3
Get your coffee and toast! This is audio from a live stream on Twitter/Periscope. Featured songs: Out with the Old, Jack be Nimble, Caught in a Muse. Follow @jeremiahcraig for the next Sun Up Streaming on Twitter!
May 18, 2018
Ballad #42: A little music and a little work
Morning music and a little talk about my work at a public relations agency. Call in from Paul O'Mahony.
May 18, 2018
Ballad #41: Starting the Day Off Right
Latest episode of Jeremiah Craig: Balladeer
May 17, 2018
Ballad #40: Open mic with Sojourn Soul
It's an open mic day with Sojourn Soul. Hear their set live here and then look them up on Spotify!
May 17, 2018
Ballad #39: It's all about playing live
Getting back in the groove of things after playing live for the first time in over two months and what a difference it makes. Call ins from Positive Vibes and Patrick from We Live On A Planet Podcast. Featured song: "Voices in the Overtones" Live at Kirkland Arts Center.
May 15, 2018
Ballad #37
April 25, 2018
Ballad #35: My First Attempt at Full Time Music
When I first went full time with music, I started a royalty-free music company called Due North Audio. I recorded a ton of tracks to be used in people's videos, podcasts, commercials, where ever! I talk about that experience a little bit, share some songs, explain what it's like recording gun sounds and more. Call ins from Step N 2 My Office (Cyber Shots) and Gypsy Clipper. Featured songs: "Modern Cowboy in the City," "Resistance is Fugile," "Mystery Skies". Find me at
April 20, 2018
Recording Instrumentals and SEO
I chat with Gypsy Clipper today as we discuss instrumentals and SEO. Featured track: Travelin' Joe
April 19, 2018
I Think I Was a Netflix Test Subject
I think I was a Netflix Test Subject and I like it. Talking about data today then wrap it up with a harmonica jam sesh.
April 18, 2018
Taking Paul to Work
April 10, 2018
Being in the Zone with Other Musicians
I have a couple of stories from being on the E-Line in Seattle and one gets me going on a topic I think about frequently but never really bring up in conversation. That's about being in the zone musically with other musicians during a jam session. How musicians can communicate with each other without speaking and how amazing that feels. Call ins from Sheena Diane at Work at Home Mom podcast and TC Rae from Action 25. Featured song: "In the Pines" (with the whole family!)
April 10, 2018
The Jonathan Jerrio Takeover - Podcast Edition
My name is Jonathan Jerrio and I'm using Jeremiah Craig's podcast to tell the world how awful and horrible he is as a human being. He is the worst.
April 1, 2018
What's My Problem Asking For Help?
One of my biggest weaknesses is asking people for help and this past weekend I had to do it quite a bit of it after my website went down. People were there to lend a hand though. This also came at a time when I was preparing my new single "3 Villainous Ministers" for release, which I play on the podcast before it drops this weekend. Dsouls Productions, Larry McGuire, Paul O'Mahony and I discuss website issues and asking people for help. Featured music: "3 Villainous Ministers" and "The Ghost Ghosts' Fear the Most" from Expressway Balladeer episode 53 on YouTube.
March 30, 2018
March is Washington Wine Month w/ Brynna and Geneva Baldauf
Since March is a celebration of Washington Wine, I invite Brynna Baldauf and Geneva Baldauf to share their expertise with me on the podcast. We taste a L'Ecole's 2015 Semillon and Guardian's Chalk Line red blend. Learn something new as we snob it up and enjoy these two bottles. There's always more at
March 28, 2018
I wanted to be a history teacher growing up
While recording my latest single, I had the realization that maybe I haven't strayed too far from the career I originally had in mind growing up. Maybe there are aspects to my music that I would have pursued in teaching.
March 28, 2018
Ballad #34: My Biggest Mistake So Far
I answer the question "what's your biggest mistake?" and more. Call ins from YourNameHere Podcast amd Dsouls Productions LLC. Featured song: "This Particular Cult"
March 8, 2018
Ballad #33: Deja vu is useless
I have weird deja vu moments. Callers: Ant Cappone. Featured song "This is Bye"
March 7, 2018
Ballad #32: YouTube Removing Your Content?
We talk about YouTube removing videos after recognizing copyright infringement from music and what can be done moving forward. Call ins from Sheena Diane of WAHM Radio, Books and More, and Sarrah Kaliski. Featured song: "Voices in the Overtones"
March 6, 2018
Ballad #30: More Sayings
March 1, 2018
Ballad #29: Popular Sayings and their Origins
Today I start the topic of popular sayings and their origins. "Dead ringer" and "saved by the bell" are two such sayings linked to old graveyard tales. Call in from Ron of Mandolin Minute. Featured song: "Busy My Spade"
March 1, 2018
Ballad #28: Hugs, Handshakes, and Single Releases
Lots of topics today! We talk about getting hugs and kisses from people you've just met, Logo Unlimited presents Supporting Sound, and the "Better Stay Away from Him" single release. Callers: Sheena Diane, Killjoy, Ron from Mandolin Minute, and Mr Campbell of CYBER SHOTS. Featured song: "Better Stay Away from Him" ...Thanks for listening!
February 28, 2018
Live at presents Supporting Sound
My live set at presents Supporting Sound in Seattle, WA. All songs written and performed by Jeremiah Craig. Songs: "Commandeer", "Voices in the Overtones", "Busy My Spade", "One for my Romeo y Julietas", "We've Bobtailed Further for Less", "Thistle Bill", "Man in the Suit of Mirror", "Viaduct".
February 27, 2018
Ballad #27: After Show Thoughts
I talk about presents Supporting Sound and what's next for me. Callers: Michael Biggs of The Biggs Broadcast, Killjoy, Sheena Diane, PositiveVibes.
February 27, 2018
Ballad #26: Concert Eve
Having trouble with the new Anchor app but had some time to figure it out after fully preparing for presents Supporting Sound! We talk about the show, video editing, streaming, and more. Callers were: Gerad Forte of Slangsmith Radio, Killjoy, TC Rae of Action 25, Kingfish, and Sheena Diane. Thanks for call ins! Featured song: "Almost Yesterday"
February 25, 2018
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Ballad #25: Gut Feels
We discuss more about following your gut, soundtracks and snow in Seattle. Featured song: "Almost Yesterday" part 2
February 22, 2018
Ballad #24: Blok24
Episode 3 of Break Room Balladeer drops today and it features Blok24, event application. Also I hear strange noises in the college woods, it's Kurt Cobain's birthday, and we discuss innocence. This podcast episode is FULL of cool stuff. Featured song: "Almost Yesterday" (part 1)
February 21, 2018
Ballad #23: Streaming
Talk streaming music services. Featured song: "Bust Out: Early, John"
February 17, 2018
Ballad #22: AnchorConcert Talk
We discuss organizing an Anchor Concert and what might be possible on the platform. Featured song: "Caught in a Muse"
February 16, 2018
Ballad #21: VR & AR in Music
What does the future of music look like with virtual reality and augmented reality in the mix? Plus, University of Rochester has developments in audio tech for VR. Featured song: "Jack Be Nimble"
February 15, 2018
Ballad #20: Guthrie's Dusty VR
The Woody Guthrie Center announces they will be opening a VR exhibit to give visitors an immersive Dust Bowl experience. We also talk about album art and continue Kim Jong-nam's assassination story. Featured song: "Pretty Boy Floyd"
February 14, 2018
Ballad #19: Promoting
We talk about promoting Logo Unlimited presents Supporting Sound and the "Fat Bear" release.
February 13, 2018
Ballad #18: Random Value
We talk about what is "value" at concerts, a fly we grew to love, and finding songs on the Library of Congress website. Featured song: Wild Irish Boy
February 12, 2018
Ballad #17: "Fully Engaged"
Talk about being busy or "fully engaged" as I prepare several projects. Also throw in some convo about history with another segment on the Kim Jong-nam assassination then to the ancient Mongolian empire. Featured song: "Three Villainous Ministers"
February 9, 2018
Ballad #16: Weird Day Done OK
I have a strange day... I was bit by a dog in the morning but I finish mixing "Fat Bear" and continue the story of Kim Jong Nam's assassination. Featured song: "Reverie Pilgrims"
February 7, 2018
Ballad #15: Progress 👍🏼
Today I talk about the out of touch music industry, part one of the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, and progress recording "Fat Bear". Featured song: "Darlin' Cory"
February 6, 2018
Half Show Because Busy 🏃👍🏼
Short show because I was busy, busy, busy.
February 3, 2018
Ballad #14: Bobtail Release
I release my first single of 2018, "We've Bobtailed Further for Less" and we talk about what it means to metaphorically bobtail. Also sneak peek into next single...
February 2, 2018
Ballad #13: Biggs Broadcast
I chat it up with Mike Biggs of The Biggs Broadcast about music, drumming and all things creative. Featured song: Caught in a Muse
January 30, 2018
Ballad #12: Selling Out 💸
After getting sponsors for presents Supporting Sound event, we discuss what really is "selling out"? Featured song: A Cheshire Shows
January 27, 2018
Ballad #11: Sponsors ✅
I finish finding sponsors for the presents Supporting Sound Showcase just in time. Featured song: That Steel Never Cold For Long
January 26, 2018
Ballad #10: Embrace Negativity
We discuss using negativity as a muse in art and its advantages and dangers.
January 25, 2018
Ballad #9: How's It Working?
Today we talk about what's working so far in 2018. What strategies, what processes, what lifestyles are making the start of this year so great. This leads into a discussion about art and letting "negative" emotions into projects and holding back. Featured song: Voices in the Overtones
January 24, 2018
Ballad #8: Cringy Agile Update
We discuss more about Agile in music as I finish up my first "sprint" and we revisit the topic of what makes us cringe in movies and television. Featured song: Whetstone Moan.
January 23, 2018
Ballad #7: Mix & Record
Recording and mixing the new single "We've Bobtailed Further for Less". Featured song: Worried Man Blues
January 21, 2018
Ballad #6: Friday Singing
Lot's of singing this Friday! I also discuss how musicians can make money. Feature song: Free to Love.
January 20, 2018
Ballad #5: Paul Simon
Today in 1965, Paul Simon drops out of law school to pursue music. Featured song: Dusty Vines
January 19, 2018
Ballad #4: Small Worlds
Coincidences and quotes. The topic today focuses on what small moves we make that have huge impacts looking back. Featured song: "Viaduct"
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