Curtis McMurtry – Friday, November 10, 2017

Please join us for a house concert with Curtis McMurtry on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. $15-20 suggested donation. All donations go to the artist. Please RSVP below or email Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or call Tom at 510-697-4097. We will provide our address when we confirm your RSVP. You may come any time after 7:30 pm. Bring snacks/finger food and beverage(s) for yourself and/or to share if you like.

Curtis McMurtry writes about villains that think they’re victims. Influenced by Fiona Apple, Billy Strayhorn and Leonard Cohen, Curtis’ music combines piercing lyrics with lush chords and unusual arrangements. His first solo album “Respectable Enemy” was released in August 2014, and drew comparisons to Calexico and John Fullbright. His sophomore album “The Hornet’s Nest” is was released in February 2017, and continues to garner critical acclaim.‚Äč

Curtis was born and raised in Austin, Texas and grew up listening to local musicians Warren Hood, Ephraim Owens, Seela, and his father, James McMurtry. Curtis studied music composition and ethnomusicology in college, primarily writing contemporary chamber music for banjo and strings. After graduation, Curtis moved to Nashville to sharpen his songwriting by co-writing with elder statesmen including Fred Koller and Guy Clark. He has since moved back to Austin where he performs as a quartet with cellist Diana Burgess (of Mother Falcon), upright bassist Taylor Turner (of Magia Negra) and trumpeter Nathan Calzada.

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