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Tribute to Craig Goodwin

by Chaz Mechenbier - long time friend and fan 

On Saturday, August 3, 2013 a final farewell was said to T. Craig Goodwin, a lifelong music professional and much-loved member of the Ohio guitar family.   Craig, from Wilmington, was taken quickly by cancer of the liver and pancreas.  Those of us who heard Craig play music, whether it was soulful fingertones in a classy restaurant or joyful banging on the bass with Phill Dirt and the Dozers, could tell that he was not only

 masterful as a musician, but a huge fan of all types of music.
At Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club clinics put on by Richard, Kenny, Scotty, Joshco, and others, the loudest groans of raucous approval always came from Craig's chair; and when he played his Baldwin nylon-string guitar or his '64 Strat he put on a clinic of his own.  A most versatile performer, Craig made many recordings and played with hundreds of top musicians, adding his tasteful licks and a knack for elevating other players to their best performances.
As "versatility" defines Craig's playing, "generosity" defines his lifestyle.  He had a habit for giving small musical gifts- Chet records, Beatles photos, guitar books, or one of his stunning water colors paintings-- on a regular basis.  Always quick with a compliment and even quicker with his winning smile, Craig has certainly left us too soon, and the place he occupies in our hearts will be filled with most fond memories.
A musical gathering to celebrate Craig's life is planned for early September, 2013