Craig Richards - Vocals & Guitar
Craig Richards is one of the founding members of Exit 54. His energetic style of picking combined with his ability to sing lead as well as sing harmonies helps the band to perform cover songs from a wide range of artists.
Craig hails from West Virginia where he "paid his dues" in the clubs and honky tonks of the mid Ohio Valley forging his skills and thickening his skin (some establishments didn't have chicken wire) playing country, country rock, classic rock and the blues. In recent years he's added contemporary Christian music to that list.
His list of influences include Clapton, Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Freddie King, Gary Moore, Roy Clark and Jimmie Bryant. And that's just a start!
Craig's axe of choice is a Carvin Carved Top played through Egnator and Carvin heads run into Eminence loaded custom cabs.