Louis Pain

 
 

Ty Curtis Band

Ty Curtis Band

Those who subscribe to the notion that only age and a lifetime of hardships can produce a blues musician have probably never heard Ty Curtis play guitar and sing, or listened to the powerful lyrics of his songs.  Despite being one of Oregon's youngest blues musicians, Ty has already released five award winning CDs.  As Greg Johnson, president of the Cascade Blues Association, stated, “Ty’s lyrics and music show growth, and these tunes shouldn't just appeal to the blues crowd; Ty's fully capable of crossing over for any audience that is put in front of him.” 

What conveys so strongly on recordings translates magnificently in live performance.  Backed by his longtime drummer Jerry Jacques (Tracy Chapman, Five Guys Named Moe), veteran bassist David Kahl (Paul deLay, Lloyd Jones, Pinetop Perkins, Duffy Bishop), and Louis on organ, Ty’s band is a powerful, driving unit that compels both dancers and listeners.  He has repeatedly packed venues throughout the Pacific Northwest and delivers a knock out, high energy show every time out.  As the late great Paul Delay put it “Ty plays it like a young man should, straight ahead and from the heart.”