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MATTHEW CURRY plus The Daniel Castro Band
July 31, 2014
19-year-old Blues guitar phenom
Co-sponsored by The Golden Gate Blues Society
Thursday, July 31
- 8pm $12 adv, $14 day of show
¬ lead guitar
¬ lead singer
¬ Tim Kramp, drums
¬ Tim Brinker, bass
¬ Mike Nellas, keyboard
Matthew Curry’s second CD, "Electric Religion" features original songs co-composed by Matthew Curry. Already a veteran performer at 19 years old, Matthew has played with the Blues greats since the start - jamming regularly with Tommy Castro, Bernard Allison, Bryan Lee, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. Matthew Curry’s first CD, "If I Don't Got You" received high marks in the IBC, and the International Songwriting Competition. Matthew was also one of five international finalists in Ampeg’s “Straight-Up Tone” competition. Matthew has played major summer festivals included the Chicago Blues Festival, Blues, Brews & BBQ’s (Champaign, IL) the Merchant Street Music Festival (Kankakee, IL) Mississippi Valley Blues Festival (Davenport, IA) Prairie Dog Blues Festival (Prairie du Chien, WI) the Ride Festival (Telluride, CO) and the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR . They returned to the Ride Festival July 12 and 13, 2013.
Matthew Curry is a 2013 inductee into the prestigious Brotherhood of the Guitar sponsored by Guitar Center, Ernie Ball, and Fender. Matthew started playing guitar at 4 years old and played his first gig at 9.
Blues Blast Magazine nominated Matthew Curry in 2011 for an unprecedented three awards: Best Debut CD, Sean Costello Rising Star, and Best Blues song.
Songs from “If I Don’t Got You” received major air play around the US, and in Australia, Argentina, Spain, Belgium, and the UK. In 2012 "High Water Everywhere" was featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour Emerging Artists. “If I Don’t Got You” is one of NPR’s “5 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” in their Heavy Rotation. With Matthew’s mature vocals, range of guitar sounds and solid arrangements, “Electric Religion” is sure to receive popular and critical acclaim.
Matthew Curry and band enjoy performing Matthew's original songs but also covering classic blues tunes in Matthew's unique style: hot guitar, great grooves, and backed by a pro band. Matthew has opened for Foreigner, David Byrne, Bonnie Raitt, Cake, Drive By Truckers, Big Head Todd, Kenny Wayne Sheperd, Sonny Landreth and will be touring the Summer of 2014 with Steve Miller, Peter Frampton and the Doobie Brothers among others. Matthew Curry's website
THE DANIEL CASTRO BAND:
“Daniel Castro is one of the most dynamic blues guitarists performing in the West Coast.” --Willie Brown, President, Sacramento Blues Society
“He’s got that real deal feel. Daniel Castro is a great musician and entertainer.” -- Elvin Bishop
“Daniel Castro is the latest and one of the greatest blues guitarists to come bursting out of the highly competitive West Coast scene. To the classic music of B.B. King, Albert King, and Albert Collins he has added the three T’s taste, tone, and technique. His raw passion warms your soul while his deep groove kicks your butt on fine, fresh originals and wellchosen covers.” -- Dave Rubin, Guitar Player Magazine
Describing Daniel Castro as a blues artist doesn’t begin to tell the whole story. A highly accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter with a strong musical point of view grounded in the very best blues traditions is more like it. Combine those talents with original blues-based material and you begin understand Daniel’s strengths as an artist. Well-known for being a dynamic performer who “leaves it all on the stage” night after night, Daniel brings crowds to their feet with his blistering solos, soulful singing, and tight arrangements. Daniel has always played with seasoned musicians, but with his newest incarnation, featuring Johnny Yu on bass and vocals and David Perper on drums and vocals, The Daniel Castro Band raises the bar and is truly a force to be reckoned with. The Daniel Castro Band's website