Get ready for Matthew Curry!

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From the Idaho Statesman, April 20, 2014 —


If you couldn’t afford to see Joe Bonamassa recently at the Morrison Center, take heart.

Bonamassa was once a teenage singer-guitarist blowing minds for affordable ticket prices – just like Matthew Curry is now.

Curry, 18, will bring his blues-rock band to the Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday. The show is for all ages and is free; you’ll be asked for a voluntary donation. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. It’s the latest guitar-shredder booking by the Boise Blues Society, which is creating a welcome new trend.

Curry has a bit of Jonny Lang in his bones, from his gravelly, soulful voice (which sounds nothing like a kid’s) to his flaming Stratocaster licks. Find out more at, or check him out on YouTube. (Like when he’s jamming at 12 years old with Tommy Castro.)

This summer, Curry will tour as the opener for the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton, as well as opening for the Steve Miller Band and Journey.


This text appeared as a portion of Michael Deeds’ article titled “Michael Deeds: Get ‘Wicked,’ if just for Glinda”.

Update from the BBS Board – April 11, 2014

This is an update from the Boise Blues Society Board of Directors to let you know what we have already accomplished this year and what else we have in store for you. We have several new members since the beginning of the year, and we have drafted an updated mission statement and goals. One of those goals is to bring more live blues events your way.

We have already brought several great blues shows to Boise, and we plan to keep ’em coming. If you were one of the lucky ones to make it inside the doors for the filled-to-capacity BBS Fat Tuesday extravaganza of local blues bands, you know what I mean.

For those who are still marveling about Hamilton Loomis, the show that kicked off our 2014 season with a full-to-bursting house at Jo’s Sunshine Lounge, we are excited to announce HE WILL BE BACK to headline our summer picnic on July 20, so mark your calendars.

If you weren’t at the Cee Cee James concert at the Sapphire Room last week, here is a taste of that dynamite show in which she lived up to her billing as the Vocal Volcano.

Our next concert will be rising star Matthew Curry on April 24 at the Sapphire Room. Matthew is currently on tour opening for the Steve Miller Band. He has opened for Robben Ford, and later this summer he will tour with the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton. We anticipate another crowd pleaser, so come early!

We packed the house at The Drink Waterfront Bar & Grill during last month’s Blues Jam Session. Experienced blues professionals paired with up-and-coming teens from local high schools, and we heard a diverse mix of styles from local musicians. We anticipate another enthusiastic crowd for the next jam, coming up this Sunday from 3-6pm. Sign-ups start at 2:30; all ages welcome, no cover.

Several of our Board members are present at every event — you can usually find one or more of us at the registration table — and we do welcome your feedback and ideas. Please let us know what else we can do to further our goal of spreading knowledge and appreciation of blues music throughout the Treasure Valley.

Reminder to our member bands: please remember to post your shows on our website calendar; we want to help people find great blues shows around town.

Hope to see you at a live blues event soon!

BBS Board of Directors