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Curtis J is an American musician, songwriter, and producer that straddles the line of melancholic balladeer and raucous showman. He initially garnered acclaim as the fiery guitarist in the band Kentucky Knife Fight before migrating to New York City to form his own group. After successful US and European tours with the likes of Murder by Death, Old 97's, and Rev. Horton Heat, he developed into a polished solo performer á la "Live at Sin-é" era Jeff Buckley and dynamic band leader akin to My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.   
 
PopMatters says “The consummate rocker is more confident with his delivery than ever with his new solo project, and that swagger emanates.” His new collective, The Curtis J Social, performs songs that are engaging, communal, and carries his desire to bring people together through sonic events. His live shows highlight his skills as a dynamic band leader and exceptional guitarist.  
With allusions to Harry Nilsson, St. Vincent, and Tom Waits, Curtis J is a student of songwriters poised to become an instructor. His music emotes literate and introspective lyrics while tolling the lines between folk, indie rock and groove. Leaning more Byrne than Dylan, more Bowie than Prince, his songs mix the emotionality of confessional songwriting with enough rock n roll bravado to keep you guessing what he's been listening to.

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