Last week on Front Range Radio, I featured Lisa Bell from Boulder CO, this week I am traveling just over 100 miles south to Manitou Springs for Curtis.
The idea behind Front Range Radio is to introduce you to independent artist that are just looking for that first break, and to introduce you to music you won’t find on mainstream radio. Curtis is one of those artists. Get rid of any preconceived notions you have about banjo music and take a listen Saturday April 13th at 12:00pm Mountain Daylight Savings Time here. You can also listen to the show on demand after it airs Saturday
Curtis started performing about eight years ago when he moved to Colorado. He was primarily focused on the bluegrass/jam band scene. One of his first friends he made in town gave him two albums which completely changed his musical perspective. The first being the Modest Mouse side project “Ugly Casanova” and the second being Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon”. The darkly beautiful lyrics of “Ugly Casanova” were enough to make him crave a deeper type of music and “Pink Moon” introduced him to a more minimal personally expressive form of music.
He sounds a bit like Neil Young, has a great instrumental piece “The Banjo and the Boughs”, which you can enjoy on his web site here Hope you can join me with the music of Curtis.