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stoney curtis bandThis is one of those rare times when you can almost judge a record by its' cover. From the title “Cosmic Connection,” and the band's psychedelic logo to the moody front cover depicting Stoney Curtis in the cosmos, acid blues fans will know to expect something great. The Stoney Curtis Band has been working the clubs between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, 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 four USA tours and four European tours as well. Heavily steeped in 60's/70's psychedelia, the Stoney Curtis Band has translated the energy of their phenomenal live show into the grooves of their second Blues Bureau CD “Cosmic Connection.”

While in Europe after the release of the band's prior CD, they were aired on one of the biggest music television shows in Europe, “Rock Palace” who previously has treated viewers to live performances by other blues rock greats such as ZZ Top, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joe Bonamassa to name only a few.

In the tradition of classic blues rock power trios such as the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, 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 Vegas 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.

The Blues Bureau label has developed a strong following for its superior blues rock recordings. Stoney Curtis Band 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.

From the band's name to the eye-catching psychedelic cover and album title, your buyer's will know to expect an other worldly blues rock display of the highest order and will get more than for which they bargained. Blues fans, guitar-oriented music lovers , and the increasing audience for psychedelic rock are always looking for the next guitar hero. The strength of Stoney Curtis Band's third Blues Bureau release portends a great response from these loyal music lovers as bands of this quality and intensity are few and far between.

Stoney Curtis

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