Stoney Curtis Band
The name Stoney Curtis came from the cartoon character of the same name on the Flintstones. The early version of the band played mostly blues covers in the San Fernando Valley and West LA. For a while they had a singer with a big voice but soon cut it back to a "power trio" with Curtis doing the singing. After a couple of demo tapes, made in the garage sort of thing, the band finished its first studio CD. The CD has – Curtis originals including the pounding Last Train to Chicago and Evil Woman. "Eeevel woman, you’re messing with my head". The CD also has blues covers Straighten It Out by Latimore, Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues and the old blues standby favorite Sweet Home Chicago. It was recorded in part at Doghouse Recording Studios in Burbank owned by Alan Mirikatani aka B.B. Chung King. Check it out. You can see the Stoney Curtis Band all around. They recorded their new double live CD "Alive & Unleashed" at the Classroom that is receiving rave reviews world-wide. The Stoney Curtis Band are an acid blues and/or acid jazz three-piece band whom are upcoming artists. The Stoney Curtis Band from Shrapnel Records prepared to release the debut album from the veteran blues artist on July 19 2005. The album title is "Acid Blues Experience", which is a blend of classic blues rock and psychedelic blues rock. The Stoney Curtis Band have been working in Los Angeles and Las Vegas clubs for years making their own brand of psychedelic blues rock, readying their show for the road ahead. Heavily driven in 60’s/70’s psychedelia, the Stoney Curtis Band have been said to have translated the energy of their phenomenal live show into the grooves of "Acid Blues Experience". Sometimes, promising debut albums are followed by disappointing second albums -- a problem that is known in the music world as the "sophomore slump" or "sophomore curse." But other times, artists who show promise on a debut album take it to the next level creatively on their second album, which is exactly what Stoney Curtis accomplishes on Raw and Real. In 2005, the Los Angeles-based blues-rocker (originally from Chicago) showed a lot of promise on his first album, Acid Blues Experience. But his excellent follow-up, Raw and Real (2007), is an even stronger album from Curtis, whose long list of influences ranges from Jimi Hendrix, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and Robin Trower to electric Chicago blues icons such as Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, and Muddy Waters -- and there are even traces of David Lee Roth in some of Curtis' vocals, which isn't really surprising when you consider that Van Halen had blues influences and included an arrangement of John Brim's "Ice Cream Man" on their first album.