Musician and mental health campaigner Craig Gould releases his long awaited new album Songs From The Campfire Friday 14th April, in partnership with CALM charity.
You often hear people talk about how music “saved their life.” For Craig Gould, that’s literally true. Now, with the release of his debut album Songs From The Campfire (14 April), he’s hoping his own music will help save other lives too.
In a unique collaboration, Craig is donating all the proceeds of his debut album Songs From The Campfire to a mental health charity. Because these songs were born from his own mental health crisis.
It was 2016 when Craig, who had long ago shelved his early songwriting efforts for a job on the railways, suffered a severe mental breakdown – in the middle of a rush-hour crowd at one of Britain’s busiest stations.
“I was on the platform at Birmingham New Street when I just blacked out and collapsed,” he recalls. “When I came round I couldn’t move and couldn’t speak. The paramedics thought I’d had a stroke. My doctor said it was a complete mental breakdown. My body had shut down. When I got home I couldn’t even leave the house.”
Celebrated as both songwriter and performer by some of the UK’s most respected acts, Folk / Americana artist Craig Gould announces the release of his long awaited debut album ‘Songs from the Campfire’ – part of his groundbreaking project in partnership with CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably, on the 14th April 2023. Full biog attached on Craig’s project and story attached.
Craig will be heading out on tour including a show at The Harrison in London on Friday 21st April, full tour dates below –
Saturday 15th April – Burton HMV – Burton On Trent
Sunday 16th April – Birmingham HMV (The Vault)
Friday 21st April – The Harrison – London
Saturday 22nd April – The Folklore Rooms – Brighton
Thursday 27th April – Little Buildings – Newcastle
Friday 5th May – The Chapel – Nottingham
Friday 19th May – Prohibition Studios – Liverpool
Friday 9th June – Tamworth Tap – Tamworth