From the Idaho Statesman, April 20, 2014 —
18-YEAR-OLD BLUES SHREDDER CURRY – by Michael Deeds
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 Matthewcurry.com, 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”.