Mike Craver is an American composer and lyricist. He was born in North Carolina.
Mike Craver graduated from the University of North Carolina. He was also, for 12 years, a member of the band, Red Clay Ramblers. He has appeared in Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind". He has toured, with the Ramblers, all over the US, Canada, Scandinavia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He, later on, became a theatre composer and composed several off-Broadway musicals such as Oil City Symphony (1986), Smoke on the Mountain (1990) and Radio Gals (1995). He has also composed different solo pieces for voice.
In 2002, Craver released his latest solo album, Shining Down. This album features songs he composed. One of the most interesting song on that CD, is "Watson, Come Here I want you". This humoristic song is based on the first words transmitted thru the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas A. Watson.