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“Driftwood Nights” w/ Curtis McMurtry

Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights” w/ Curtis McMurtry

Curtis McMurtry writes about villains that think they’re victims. Influenced by Fiona Apple, Billy Strayhorn and Leonard Cohen, Curtis’ music combines piercing lyrics with lush chords and unusual arrangements. His first solo album Respectable Enemy was released in August 2014, and drew comparisons to Calexico and John Fullbright. His sophomore album The Hornet’s Nest is was released in February 2017, and continues to garner critical acclaim. ​

Curtis was born and raised in Austin, Texas and grew up listening to local musicians Warren Hood, Ephraim Owens, Seela, and his father, James McMurtry. Curtis studied music composition and ethnomusicology in college, primarily writing contemporary chamber music for banjo and strings. After graduation, Curtis moved to Nashville to sharpen his songwriting by co-writing with elder statesmen including Fred Koller and Guy Clark. He has since moved back to Austin where he performs as a quartet with cellist Diana Burgess (of Mother Falcon), upright bassist Taylor Turner (of Magia Negra) and trumpeter Nathan Calzada.

For more information visit:

www.curtismcmurtrymusic.com

Details

Date:
February 15th
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Vista Brewing
13551 FM 150
Driftwood, TX 78619 United States
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Phone:
512-766-1842
Website:
vistabrewingtx.com