"San Francisco - based acoustic guitarist Craig Ventresco makes his way where almost everyone else fears to tread nowadays--reviving forgotten vaudeville and pop tunes from the early years of the 20th Century."

Barry Hansen aka "Dr Demento"- from The Past Is Yet To Come (Origin Jazz Library 2000)




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"Guitarist Craig Ventresco may be one of the best ragtime pickers alive today. Ventresco's ability to perform rags by Big Bill Broonzy, Eubie Blake, and Scott Joplin is awe-inspiring; his dense arrangements sound impossibly difficult to play, but they are a sheer pleasure to hear. It may be sacrilegious to admit, but Ventresco's technical ability is right up there with Blind Lemon Jefferson and Blind Blake--the only things missing are the pops and hisses of the 78s."
--Jason Verlinde : Amazon.com's Best of 2001

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