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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gracie Curran & The High Falutin Band

Kickstarter, Gracie Curran & The High Falutin Band

About this project

Music has a profound effect on me and its intertwined through my 27 years of memories. Be it Church music, or the Beatles, Doo Wop, Blues or Soul- I was in love with the feeling it gave me. I sang along to records, and radio, but the first time I sang with a live band, I knew in that moment, it was what I was supposed to do with the rest of my life. I had found a love and passion that lit me up,  that made me feel engaged and enamoured more so than any other experience I've ever had ... I knew I had to follow my heart and become a singer-

Here we are 5 years later...

I am overjoyed to be part of an amazing band. With Geoff Murfitt on bass, Tommy Carroll on guitar, and Ross Liberti on drums, we make up The High Falutin' Band and have our own special blend of blues and soul. In the past year and a half we have played the new House Of Blues in Boston, made it to the finals of the Boston Blues Challenge and have packed venues throughout Boston and New England. I have been lucky enough to sit in with members of Roomful of Blues and the Ray Charles Band, to sing along side Toni Lynn Washington, and play on Buddy Guy's stage at Legends in Chicago this past January. Most recently we found out that we'll be opening for Miss Shemekia Copeland in November. We've done national radio, festivals, and have been written up... all without ever recording a single song.  

The next step in our journey was to record an original album. We are thrilled to be working with producer Ron Levy (Albert King, B.B. King, Roomful of Blues). We're working really hard and are very happy with the progress of the album thus far. Its wholly satisfying and rewarding to hear songs that I've been humming in my head, playing with Tommy, singing in the shower, and scribbling on notebooks and napkins come together.

At the moment, we have no label support. I am currently financing this project by myself. Should you feel inclined to help in this undertaking, any amount helps and is so much appreciated.

I am so grateful to have found the thing that lights me up. I'm grateful for this band and have been exceedingly lucky to have had the feedback and support we've received from all of you.

Thank you all so much for all the love you have shown me and the fellas over the years.  It means so much and we hope we make you proud!

I also, ever so gently encourage you, in whatever realm it may be, or how crazy it may seem, to find the thing that lights you up, and keep the lights on until you find your way.
With much love,
Gracie Curran

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