by Curtis J

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Reverb 03:56


PopMatters review & debut of our video "Reverb:" www.popmatters.com/curtis-js-reverb-premiere-2532658286.html

“On "Expectations," the New York musician has created a melancholy magic all his own, melding a dark brew of thick guitar riffs, pumping drum sounds, and moody indie-rock backdrops for these salacious stories: Side "A" being a guileless tome of loss and dejection, Side "B" unfolding the consequences of sexual depravity and manipulation. Curtis J delivers powerfully melodic performances with his 4-piece rock n' groove wrecking crew, featuring keyboardist Nathan Jatcko, Bassist Andy Hainz, and drummer Jerry Mazzuca.“

Eleven Magazine says his "virtuosity on guitar has given the MidWest scene a lot to work with and his departure for the East Coast has left a large hole for some other hotshot(s) to fill." More Joni than Springsteen, more David Byrne than Cobain, Curtis J mixes the genuine emotionality of songwriting with enough rock n roll bravado throughout to keep you guessing on what he's been listening to.


released February 2, 2018

guitar / vocals - Curtis J
keyboards - Nathan Jatcko
bass - Andy Hainz
drums - Jerry Mazzuca
trumpet - Adam Hucke

“Alone & Mistaken” engineered and mixed by Ryan Wasoba at Birdcloud Studio (Edwardsville, IL)
“Reverb” engineered and mixed by Chris Turnbaugh at Sawhorse Studios (St. Louis, MO)
Mastered by Dan Mehrmann at Jettison Studios (IL)


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Curtis J New York, New York

Curtis J is a student of songwriters poised to become an instructor. His music emotes literate and deeply introspective lyrics, delivering layered compositions with exceptional guitar and vocal prowess. More Joni than Springsteen, more David Byrne than Cobain, Curtis J mixes the emotionality of groove songwriting with enough rock n roll bravado to keep you guessing what he's been listening to. ... more

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