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Stoney Curtis Band

Stoney Curtis Band - Raw And Real - 2007 - Provogue

Sometimes, promising debut albums are followed by disappointing second albums -- a problem that is known in the music world as the "sophomore slump" or "sophomore curse." But other times, artists who show promise on a debut album take it to the next level creatively on their second album, which is exactly what Stoney Curtis accomplishes on Raw and Real. In 2005, the Los Angeles-based blues-rocker (originally from Chicago) showed a lot of promise on his first album, Acid Blues Experience. But his excellent follow-up, Raw and Real, is an even stronger album from Curtis, whose long list of influences ranges from Jimi Hendrix, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and Robin Trower to electric Chicago blues icons such as Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, and Muddy Waters -- and there are even traces of David Lee Roth in some of Curtis' vocals, which isn't really surprising when you consider that Van Halen had blues influences and included an arrangement of John Brim's "Ice Cream Man" on their first album. Although blues-oriented, Raw and Real is not the work of a blues purist; anyone who expects everything on this 66-minute CD to adhere to a traditional 12-bars blues structure will be disappointed. But one needn't be a rigid blues purist to be consistently blues-minded, and Curtis' passion for '60s and '70s hard rock as well as soul and funk doesn't decrease the amount of blues feeling that he brings to ballsy, hard-rocking selections like "Black Rose," "Girlfriend," "American Lady," and "That's Right" -- not at all. Curtis, who wrote or co-wrote all of the material, employs a wealth of blues feeling and blues imagery on Raw and Real, which is a consistently engaging sophomore disc from the Windy City native. © Alex Henderson © 2012 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/album/raw-and-real-mw0000492743

In 2007, the release of “Raw and Real” received much critical acclaim, which included an “Essential Album pick” by the ALL MUSIC GUIDE. "Raw And Real" is a mix of hard rock, blues, soul and funk and a really good album. The band has played on “RockPalast”, one of the biggest music television shows in Europe, which has covered live performances by some of the world's greatest blues rock legends including Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joe Bonamassa. The bands first album “Acid Blues Experience” has achieved cult status among a large section of the psychedelic/blues rock guitar community. Buy Stoney Curtis Band's "Cosmic Connection" album and promote real music [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 164 Mb]


1 That's Right 5:09
2 Sometimes She Likes Me 4:23
3 Girlfriend 5:20
4 Behind the Sun 8:10
5 American Lady 4:53
6 Black Rose 5:19
7 Blues Without You 9:49
8 Eli's Blues 4:48
9 Coldwater Canyon 4:02
10 Rain Over Me 6:07
11 Love & Money 4:45
12 Dirt 3:37
13 Ridin' Hard Livin' Free 5:24

All tracks composed by Curtis Feliszak except "Rain Over Me" by Curtis Feliszak & R. Kyle Frost


Stoney Curtis - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Pete Reveen - Slide Guitar
Colby Smith - Bass
Charlie Glover - Drums
Jesse Bradman - Lead & Background Vocals
Mike Varney - Background Vocals


The Stoney Curtis Band has been working the clubs between Los Angeles, Las Vegas, touring thru the USA and Europe for nearly ten years, honing their own brand of psychedelic blues rock, readying their show for the road ahead. Over the past few years the band has done several USA tours and four European tours. They are scheduled to tour Europe again in Spring of 2011, followed by yet another trek across the USA. Heavily steeped in 60′s/70′s psychedelia, the Stoney Curtis Band translated the energy of their phenomenal live show into the grooves of their third Blues Bureau CD “Cosmic Conn3ction.” Stoney Curtis enlisted the talents of Aaron Haggerty on drums (Eric Gales, Al McCray) and bassist Steve Evans (Coco Montoya, Chris Cain, Roy Rogers) to take his exciting style of Acid Blues to the highest level on Cosmic Conn3ction. In the tradition of classic blues rock power trios such as the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, Robin Trower and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, the Stoney Curtis Band are centered around their lead singer/lead guitarist Stoney Curtis who is, without a doubt, one of the most impressive strat players on the circuit today. It is no wonder why rows and rows of Harley’s line up in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and the world to see this aggressive trio whip the crowd into a frenzy with their own brand of psychedelic blues rock, fueled by Stoney’s non-stop guitar pyrotechnics. “My music is my Chicago sound – Hard Rock and Blues. I grew up on the South Side of Chicago before moving to Los Angeles. My friends & I grew up listening to Hard Rock, like UFO, Scorpions, KISS, Sabbath, Deep Purple, etc. as well as Blues Rock like Robin Trower, Hendrix, Zeppelin and Clapton. The list is endless. But, it was when I saw BB King at Chicago Fest that I totally fell in love with the blues. We became engulfed in it. We would listened to underground blues stations with DJ’s like “Ole Uncle Bill” playing all sorts of deep blues. He always said “I’m feeling, Sweet as Sugar, Smooth as Silk”. I loved the attitude of Blues music. The Blues had feeling, depth,and truth. Seeing Son Seals as a young teen down at Blue Chicago off of Rush Street, showed me the power of a bluesman and the power of the guitar. He was electrifying. I could feel every note he played, and I believed him". The Blues Bureau label has developed a strong following for its superior blues rock recordings. Stoney Curtis is one of the newest artists in a rich legacy that includes such blues/rock legends as Rick Derringer, Eric Gales, Marc Ford, Pat Travers, Chris Duarte and Leslie West. © 2012 Mascot Label Group. All Rights Reserved http://mascotlabelgroup.com/mlg/artists/stoney-curtis-band/?wptheme=Provogue%20Records


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thank you very much

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,bobbysu. You're always welcome, & TVM...P