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Craig Chaquico

During the '70s and '80s, guitarist/songwriter Craig Chaquico played lead guitar with the popular rock band Jefferson Starship (which later became Starship). In 1993, he released his first adult contemporary acoustic effort, Acoustic Highway. Chaquico, a musician since childhood, started professionally in nightclubs at age 14. He began his association with Jefferson Starship when he was 16. At first he began recording with a few of the members and then was formally asked to join them on tour as a lead guitarist. Simultaneously, Chaquico also helmed his own band Steelwind. He toured with both until joining the Starship permanently. Soon afterward, he developed into one of their main songwriters. Among the songs he has penned or co-penned are "Jane," "Find Your Way Back," and "Layin' It on the Line." Since the early '90s, Chaquico has worked on diversifying his music and branching out more into new age or world music, as can be heard in his song "Just One World" and the 1994 album Acoustic Planet, his blend of guitar playing and recordings of African and Native American music. The song became part of NASA's Space Ark project and is now in permanent orbit around the Earth. His first release in the new century, 2002's Shadow and Light, was inspired by the tragedy of the terrorist attacks on New York in 2001. When not playing music, Chaquico enjoys auto racing and riding his Harley in benefits for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He is also a graphic artist and amateur astronomer. Chaquico continued to release album throughout the latter half of the '90s, but it was his charity work that deserved the most attention as he began to play one free hospital concert a week (with obvious exceptions) for children and he encouraged many of his contemporaries and friends to perform similar shows. ~ Sandra Brennan
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Stations Featuring
Craig Chaquico

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Albums by
Craig Chaquico

Top Songs by
Craig Chaquico

  1.   Song
  2.   Lights Out San Francisco
  3.   Café Carnivál
  4.   Jazz Noon
  5.   Mountain in the Mist
  6.   Find Your Way Back
  7.   Angel Tears
  8.   Outlaw in the City
  9.   Bobby Sox
  10.   Her Boyfriend's Wedding
  11.   Dia del Zorro
  12.   Always With You
  13.   Solar Wind
  14.   Azores Lisboa
  15.   Keepers of the Flame
  16.   Could We Fall in Love
  17.   Songbird
  18.   Blue Universe (Kimberly's Eyes)
  19.   Barefoot in the Sand
  20.   Shadow and Light
  21.   Luminosa
  22.   Indian Spring
  23.   Innocent Kiss
  24.   Lua Da Mae
  25.   Autumn Blue
  26.   Crossroads
  27.   The Coast of Orion
  28.   Island Breeze
  29.   Nonesuch/Ladies' Bramzel
  30.   Waltz of the Winter Constellations
  31.   Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  32.   White Christmas
  33.   We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  34.   Every Day's a Holiday (With You)
  35.   Silent Night
  36.   Jingle Bells/Jingle Bells (Slight Return)
  37.   Medley: Ashes of the Fall/Winterflame/Embers Still Aglow
  38.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  39.   Angels We Have Heard on High
  40.   El Gato
  41.   Dream Date
  42.   Compared to What
  43.   Mother's Heart
  44.   Red Rocks
  45.   Beyond Words
  46.   Borders
  47.   Acoustic Planet
  48.   Anejo de Cabo
  49.   The Greywolf Hunts Again
  50.   Gathering of the Tribes
  51.   Native Tongue
  52.   Winterflame
  53.   Trade Winds
  54.   Dreamcatcher
  55.   Holding Back the Years
  56.   Midnight Swim
  57.   We Rode the Wind
  58.   Acoustic Traveler by 3rd Force
  59.   Why the Dolphin Smiles
  60.   Sweet Talk
  61.   Sunset Alter
  62.   Sacred Ground
  63.   Just One World
  64.   Return of the Eagle
  65.   Gypsy Nights
  66.   Drifter
  67.   Streetwise
  68.   Arizona Daybreak
  69.   Oceans Apart
  70.   Navajo Stars
  71.   Kyle's World
  72.   Afterglow
  73.   Samba del Rio
  74.   Fantasy in Paradise
  75.   Land of the Giants
  76.   Equinox
  77.   Haight Ashbury
  78.   Feelin' Alright
  79.   Somebody to Love
  80.   Turquoise Moon
  81.   Sweet Talk by Richard Elliot
  82.   Westside Hotel
  83.   Autumn Blue by Richard Elliot
  84.   Just Friends
  85.   Girls' Night Out
  86.   Fogtown Stroll
  87.   Four Corners
  88.   Bad Woman
  89.   Fire Red Moon
  90.   Forbidden Love
  91.   Devil's Daughter
  92.   Little Red Shoes
  93.   Born Under a Bad Sign
  94.   Summers End
  95.   Acoustic Highway
  96.   Center of Courage (E-Lizabeth's Song)
  97.   Rollin' and Tumblin'
  98.   Hurry Home
  99.   Dipsea Trail
  100.   Blue On Blue
  101.   Circus Beach