A cool blend of hard rock and pop styles that are as comfortable in track-to-track transition as a good pair of old jeans.
Take equal parts melody from Tom Petty, The Beatles, 3rd Eye Blind, and mix in the guitar stylings of greats like Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton (the inspiration for the album title), and Steve Vai, and you might come close to describing Curt’s music. A musician from the American south, Curt Granger cut his teeth on the classic bands of the 70’s and 80’s such as Boston, KISS, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, Journey, and King’s X.Curt Granger has been a major player in the local Birmingham Alabama music scene for over 20 years. He began his professional music career in 1986, as a founding member and guitarist of the popular circuit band Pyrate. With this rowdy gang of rockers he logged thousands and thousands of miles on the road, performing over 600 shows all across the southeast. After taking a short hiatus as an active musician, Curt formed the alternative rock band Scream Sophie. It was with Scream Sophie that he released two very well received CDs – “Offerings” in 2000, and “Secrets In A Jar” in 2003, and took the band on the road to perform hundreds of shows. In 2004 he worked a brief stint with the rock band Empty Fall, playing bass, writing, and producing. October 2004 found Curt forming the band Traumatide, with many subsequent shows and releasing the full-length CD “This Thing Called Life. In 2007, Curt joined forces with some of his fellow golfing pals to form his current band Citizen Jayne, playing lead guitar, contributing backing vocals, and singing lead on a few choices numbers, as well as handling the day-to-day business activities.Regarding the new album, Curt says, “This is something I’ve always longed to do, ever since I recorded my first overdub on an old Fostex 4-track. Not only the ‘total creative control’ aspect appealed to me, but the opportunity to wear multiple ‘hats’ and think outside the norm of how a guitar player usually thinks. I’m very fortunate that I could work on this album at home during breaks and downtown from my other projects. I’m stoked, to say the least.”
|Dimensions||4.75 x 4.75 x .375 in|