Acoustic Artist Series: Curtis Brand (Folk) with SOOP
TICKETS $12.00 IN ADVANCE (ONLINE) / $15.00 AT THE DOOR
[SPECIAL NOTE: I had the good fortune of meeting Curtis at our first "Talent Showcase" a little over a year ago. This very talented local singer/songwriter and gentleman displays an ability to put words and music together in a way that we can all relate to. He has been very generous in sharing his musical gifts at many of our monthly Showcases, and I am grateful that our paths have come together. TB]
Curtis Brand's music starts with the words. In the tradition of singer songwriters like Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, and Willie Nelson, Curtis playfully jabs the listener with the existential absurdity of our everyday life. He tells tales of the human condition--the lost souls, the wounded veteran, the let down lover--and blends them with delightful ditties and love songs in a performance which not only touches the sensibilities but also lifts the spirit.
From Older than Dirt, a tongue in cheek celebration of the aging process which is the title song from his first album, to Dust on the Water, which memorializes the World Trade Center tragedy, Curtis' songs pull the listener across the full range of human emotions. Whether performing solo in coffee shops and house concerts or joining with the On Call Band in full concert shows, the songs of Curtis Brand reach out and speak of the people around us. Curtis will be joined by Jon Hand on guitar and Mark Campbell on percussion.
Curtis will share the stage with Seat Of Our Pants (SOOP), returning local folk / bluegrass band.
Please join us for some 'home grown' original stories and song with these local musical talents! This concert is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required).
For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.