Count It All Joy
Gospel regains it's musical roots in Craig Amaker. Premiering with a message, he revives the melodic vocal style that had put gospel on the charts. Amaker's original songs are founded on a solid R & B rhythm section, Hip-hop, enhanced by combinations of traditional gospel, with jazz overtones, and a strong message. Amaker delivers a strong message for all to take as encouragement. He explores the excitement of his music with a feel of groove, strength, comfort, truth with love, and urges us to spread the word. Amaker who is an accomplished Singer/Songwriter/Producer who learned of his talent while in elementary school playing the trumpet. He continued through high school playing in concert band and many other school events. Upon graduating from high school Amaker performed with various local bands playing the trumpet. From the trumpet he went on to singing and arranging for the bands. In 2001 and 2002 Amaker performed at the Gospel Fest in New Haven, CT. He also performed at the Teen Challenge Youth Explosion in 2001 and 2002. Amaker was nominated for best male vocalist in 2003 at the Connecticut Gospel Music Awards at which he also performed. Amaker has been interviewed on many local radio stations, performed at many local churches, coffeehouses, and outreach centers, attended and participated in music workshops throughout the state. In 2002 Amaker released his first CD titled 'Count It All Joy'. Now he has completed his second CD which is titled 'By His Spirit'. Amaker is on the war path to do the work of the LORD. Currently Amaker is lead and background vocalist for the Praise and Worship team, and Youth Choir Director at the Cornerstone Christian Center, Milford, CT were he is a member. Amaker will also be featured on the 'Inspired' CD to be release by LSW Music/Wildfire Records. In addition to his day job, Amaker has embarked on his new project which he is responsible for writing, music, arrangements, and production. He has worked with musicians such as Lamont Williams, Burnice Mills, and many others. I pray that I will be used by God with this beautiful gift that He has given to me to lift up my brothers and sisters in Christ wherever the Spirit leads me. I pray that I will be a blessing to all who hear. Psalm 146:2 'I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.'