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Stoney Curtis Band
Genres Blues, rock, funk
Labels Shrapnel Records
Website http://www.stoneycurtisband.net/band.html
Members
Stoney Curtis,Wayne Carver,Willy Andresco and Charles Glover
Former members
Roger Trausz,Colby Smith.

The name Stoney Curtis came from the cartoon character of the same name on the Flintstones. The early version of the band played mostly blues covers in the San Fernando Valley and West LA. For a while they had a singer with a big voice but soon cut it back to a "power trio" with Curtis doing the singing. After a couple of demo tapes, made in the garage sort of thing, the band finished its first studio CD. The CD has – Curtis originals including the pounding Last Train to Chicago and Evil Woman. "Eeevel woman, you’re messing with my head". The CD also has blues covers Straighten It Out by Latimore, Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues and the old blues standby favorite Sweet Home Chicago. It was recorded in part at Doghouse Recording Studios in Burbank owned by Alan Mirikatani aka B.B. Chung King. Check it out. You can see the Stoney Curtis Band all around. They recorded their new double live CD "Alive & Unleashed" at the Classroom that is receiving rave reviews world-wide.

The Stoney Curtis Band are an acid blues and/or acid jazz three-piece band whom are upcoming artists. The Stoney Curtis Band from Shrapnel Records prepared to release the debut album from the veteran blues artist on July 19, 2005. The album title is "Acid Blues Experience", which is a blend of classic blues rock and psychedelic blues rock.

The Stoney Curtis Band have been working in Los Angeles and Las Vegas clubs for years making their own brand of psychedelic blues rock, readying their show for the road ahead. Heavily driven in 60’s/70’s psychedelia, the Stoney Curtis Band have been said to have translated the energy of their phenomenal live show into the grooves of "Acid Blues Experience".

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 (2007), 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 71-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, All Music Guide... ESSENTIAL ALBUM PICK****

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Discography

"Stoney Curtis Band "

  1. Last Train To Chicago
  2. Evil Woman
  3. Soul Love
  4. Free
  5. People Rise Up
  6. Damn Right I Got The Blues
  7. Straighten It Out
  8. Sweet Home Chicago

"Alive and Unleashed"

  1. Mulholland Shuffle
  2. Evil Woman
  3. Around The World
  4. Soul Love
  5. Legend
  6. People Rise Up
  7. Straighten It Out
  8. Free
  9. Thrill Is Gone
  10. Baby Needs Lovin
  11. "Get The Phone"
  12. Who Knows

Disc 2

  1. My Savior
  2. Waitin For The Train
  3. Jesus Just Left Chicago
  4. On Fire
  5. Wonderful Tonight
  6. In A Day
  7. Last Train To Chicago
  8. All Along The Watchtower
  9. When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer
  10. Precious Lady

"Acid Blues Experience"

  1. Last Train To Chicago
  2. Evil Woman
  3. Bullets
  4. Mulholland Shuffle
  5. Crashin' Down Like Thunder
  6. (Take Off)
  7. Around The World
  8. Colors
  9. Free
  10. Soul Love
  11. Like A Man
  12. Baby Needs Lovin'
  13. World Without You
 Raw & Real 2007

1. That's Right

2. Sometimes She Likes Me

3. Girlfriend

4. Behind the Sun

5. American Lady

6. Black Rose

7. Blues Without You

8. Eli's Blues

9. Coldwater Canyon

10. Rain Over Me

11. Love & Money

12. Dirt

13. Ridin' Hard Livin' Free

References

http://www.myspace.com/stoneycurtisband

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