Matthew Curry and the Fury | If I Don't Got You

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If I Don't Got You

by Matthew Curry and the Fury

Energized Blues and Blues Rock that will have you on your feet and dancing.
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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1. If I Don't Got You
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2. New York Blues
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3. Storm's a Brewing
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4. Walk Out That Door
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5. Hear the Highway
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6. Blinded By the Darkness
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7. Dancing to the Blues
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8. High Water Everywhere
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9. Soulshine
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Matthew Curry and The Fury deliver energized blues and blues rock. At age16, Matthew is already a veteran performer, he astonishes audiences with his blazing guitar playing, original songs, and soulful voice.

Matthew has jammed with blues greats Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Bernard Allison, and Bryan Lee. Often referred to as a cross between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, Matthew Curry is a triple-charged musician in his own right and amping up the blues scene.

Blues legend Bryan Lee says, “Hurry to hear Matthew Curry, he is the real deal! He plays from his heart, soul and mind.”


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Judith McMackin

AWESOME
I've been to lots of Blues Festivals & seen tons of Blues artist in Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis & local area clubs & Matthew Curry is one of the best I've seen. Matthew has it all when it comes to makin' blues. I've seen him at the Peoria Blues Festival the last 2 years & just went to Bloomington for his CD Release Party. He is a very sweet young man & has always been nice to me....that shows how much he appreciates & enjoys his fans. There's several really great songs on his new CD "If I Don't Got You" & I enjoy listening to them over & over. You can tell Matthew really loves playin' the blues & his voice is different in a very good way because it is so good. Trust me, I've seen some of the most famous blues artist & Matthew can match up to & surpass some of them. His Awesomefan - Judy

Joe Ross (blogcritics.com)

Raw energy and dazzling virtuosity
Matthew Curry isn’t old enough to buy a beer at the corner store, and he probably only has a learner’s permit for driving. But he’s obviously obsessed and infatuated with the blues! There’s no question that the 16-year-old electric lead guitarist, singer and songwriter has some chops. At age eleven, a veteran blues musician gave him the nickname of Little Big Man. It’s great when veteran musicians take a young prodigy under their wings to show him the ropes and tricks of the trade. This nine-song album is the successful result. Matthew Curry is obviously a fast learner, and the Bloomington, Illinois high school student is wired with music. Curry fronts a stellar quartet called “The Fury” that also includes Randy Hoffman (guitar), Greg Neville (drums, backup vocals), and Jeff Paxton (bass, backup vocals). The Fury describes these guys well because they play with passion, fervor and excitement. If you think this album is another home-produced family outing to promote a young knee-high-to-a-grasshopper musician developing his craft, then you’d better think again. Matthew Curry displays voice and sensibility well beyond his years.

Co-produced by Erik Nelson (keyboards) and Karyl Carlson (backup vocals), “If I Don’t Got You” contains all Matthew Curry originals with the exception of the two closers from Charley Patton (“High Water Everywhere”) and Warren Haynes (“Soulshine”). That tells me that young Matthew has studied the seminal blues masters, and he has abundant respect for guys like Patton who was the original king of the Delta blues with his hoarse, impassioned singing in the 1930s. Curry also shows he’s tuned in with music of The Allman Brothers Band and the loud, brash, hard-rocking blues style of guitarists Dickey Betts, Dan Toler and Warren Haynes. Son, if we’re lucky, we’ll hear Curry cover Willie Dixon’s “Hoochie Coochie Man” on a future release. As far as his originals go, all of them are explosive and emotional in their own way. Check out his guitar work on the powerful instrumental, “Storm’s A-Brewing.” Another standout track is “Hear the Highway” with its thrilling dynamism and young man’s optimistic message about the road calling his name – “Travel on the road is what I wanna do, Playing this guitar and singing the blues.” In a similar vein, “Dancing to the Blues” will get you feeling their rhythm in your shoes. With his blazing, nimble-fingered licks, this kid is on a mission.

Besides Nelson, Carlson, and the members of The Fury, the rest of the support crew for this up-and-coming blues celebrity include Jim Kozak (sax), Mark Babbitt (trombone), Greg Hensel (trumpet), Charlie Mueller (trumpet), Doug Daniels (sax on one cut), and Nel Erikson and Robin Willis (backup vocals). One minor suggestion would’ve been to feature the accompanists a little more, similar to the break Daniels and Nelson on “Blinded by the Darkness.” I plan to follow this talented young man’s musical career. Already playing large blues festivals and concerts in his area, I fully expect him to be a big star in a short number of years. That assumes he has a little luck and few breaks in the process. You can help out by buying his album, listening to his music, supporting him, and helping him create a little buzz. In the meantime, Matthew Curry will do his part to complete his education, get his driver’s license, and continue picking with raw energy and dazzling virtuosity. (Joe Ross, blogcritics.com)