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Curtis McMurtry

Saturday, March 21
12:00AM - 12:40AM

Stephen F's Bar
701 Congress Ave


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Curtis McMurtry writes songs about selfishness and spite.

Most inspired by songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen and Fiona Apple, Curtis's songs are lyrically-driven and are designed to make vindictive, guilty feelings relatable.

Musically, Curtis is influenced by Jazz composers Thelonious Monk and Django Reinhardt as well as classical giants Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland. Curtis studied music composition in college, plays guitar and banjo, and will perform as a trio with a cellist and an upright bassist.

In 2014, Curtis toured nationally promoting his solo debut album Respectable Enemy, and performed on NPR's Mountain Stage alongside Norah Jones, Blake Mills, and others.

"Backed by a stand-up bass, cello and occasionally a horn section, the 24-year-old McMurtry epitomizes the catch-all nature of Americana."- Rollingstone.com

"Simply put, at 23, McMurtry's dark and deep debut solo album, Re...

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