Perhaps the late Paul Delay said it best about Ty Curtis, "He
plays it like a young man should -- straight ahead and from the
As a boy, Ty Curtis was known to stand in the cold outside local
blues clubs just to hear his favorite musicians -- Chris Cain,
Duke Robillard, Curtis Salgado, Tommy Castro. Now, just over
a year into his own band's existence, The Ty Curtis Band is already
packing blues-lovers in and keeping them on their feet. At 20,
he has a young man's attitude, but an old man's soul. But don't
think of him -- or his band-- as anything less than mature.
The band hit the Northwest blues scene in 2006. Starting with
a standing room only show at Lefty's Pizzeria in Salem on Father's
Day, the band continued with shows at Homer Davenport Days, Roadhouse
101 in Lincoln City, KBOO radio in Portland and return performances
at Lefty's. In September they opened for Curtis Salgado and October
for Paul DeLay.
In July, 2007, the band made its debut at the Waterfront Blues
Festival in Portland. They also performed at the Corvallis DaVinci
Days, the Silverton Art Fair and the Oregon State Fair.
The Ty Curtis Band's first CD Stubborn Mind has been picked
up for distribution by Pacificblues.com.
Ty Curtis -- guitar, vocals, songwriting
Davis Brown -- drums
Jim Smith -- bass
Hank Schreve -- harmonica
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/thetycurtisband