Seven years ago, singer and songwriter John Craigie gave up his San Francisco apartment to tour full time.
Now Craigie averages 200 shows a year in the United States and Canada, and while he still calls himself a California musician, he is more or less a "professional nomad."
Craigie plays an original mix of modern and traditional folk, inspired by John Prine, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Ramblin' Jack Elliott.
He plays acoustic guitar and harmonica and incorporates stories, humor and political and social satire into his introspective lyrics and live shows.
His most recent and seventh, full-length album, "October is the Kindest Month" (2011), is a collection of warm, fall-themed songs that sound a little bit like Cat Stevens or James Taylor.
Craigie will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Adelante! Gallery and Tea House, 88 N. Main St., Ashland. Local singer and songwriter Gene Burnett will open the show. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 541-488-0290 or see www.johncraigiemusic.com.