"Working with Craig at Little Pioneer Cider House has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my 11-year music career. He is an intuitive, open-minded, patient and innovative producer that understands music and sounds in ways I could never vocalize. Craig can take a simple idea or skeleton of a song and turn it into something magical."
"Working with Craig was such a gift. As a singer/songwriter recording my first album, I had plenty of ideas and even more questions. Craig was incredibly patient and transparent throughout the process, humoring our wild creative experiments and offering suggestions and inspiration when needed. His skill and collaborative spirit helped take what was originally going to be a simple acoustic album into a fully arranged, immersive musical experience."
"As someone that writes and composes most of their own music, I was convinced I would always need to do everything myself because anyone that could genuinely help me would be inaccessible without a big record deal. That was until I met Craig. From our first session there was immediate (and significant) improvement to the sound quality of songs I had considered already finished. Before long sessions with Craig became a pivotal part of my writing and producing process. Craig "the engineer" is worth the price of admission alone; Craig the creative partner has been absolutely invaluable."
"As an Americana artist and banjoist, lacking knowledge of musical descriptors and music theory Craig still understood me; my music, me as an artist, and my potential. By working with Craig I have a beautiful and professional album that I am proud of and that allows me to connect with and make more fans. I am so excited to have worked with him on my first record and can’t wait to make more!"
"Working with Craig has been a great experience. The whole vibe in his music studio is just so relaxed and conducive to creating. The fact that Craig is not only a producer, but also a musician, is what makes working with him even better. He not only made my songs sound great, but he added more textures to the songs to bring them to a new level. He has great sensibilities when it comes to music and understands what makes a song good."
"I came into the Cider House Music Studio as a impulsive rapper who had the ability but not the discipline. 50+ songs later and I am a seasoned songwriter and have the tools to construct a well thought out song. I learned these tricks of the trade from Craig Levy aka Little Pioneer. if you want to challenge yourself to be better, if you want to be original and bring something breathtaking and real to the listening audience then my advice to you is PAY ATTENTION and learn from the GURU."
"Craig is by far the best producer I have worked with. In the past, when I would decide to record a song or two and go to a producer, they would change my songs' entire essence to fit their format and style. It turned me off to getting my music produced, until I was referred to Craig. From the get go, he asked what my song's reference materials are, what is the mood/tone/genre I am trying to capture and he listens to the feedback I give about the process. I love going into the studio, feeling like I am in a safe zone to be free to express what I am hearing in my head. The best part, Craig's intuitive nature allows him to see what you are hearing and put that down into vivid notes that enhance the song you, as the artist, have created. Craig is a wizard who comes up with new sounds that always get me excited to see the song's progression. He is a great collaborator and incredibly talented engineer. I cannot recommend him enough! "