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PostSubject: Rest In Peace, Nick Curran   Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:33 pm

Nick Curran finally succumbed to cancer this past weekend at the age of 35.

I was aware of his work with Ronnie Dawson and Kim Lenz, and owned his bluesy Fixin' Your Head album. But it was a Hillbilly Casino performance of "Psycho" that sent me racing to Nick's latest release, "Reform School Girl." It has been my favorite album for over a year now, and, in addition to the sympathy I feel for his family and friends, I am devastated that there'll be no next album from this amazing talent.

The "Reform School Girl" album is not a blues album. It's incendiary rock-n-roll that will leave you out of breath by the end. Nick brought such a high energy to this album, from blistering guitar licks, to Nick channeling Little Richard on vocals. It's such a great rock-n-roll album.

Nick had a fairly lengthy battle with cancer, and the sole comfort I take in his passing is that his suffering is over.

Bless you, Nick Curran.

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PostSubject: Re: Rest In Peace, Nick Curran   Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:37 pm

Huge Nick Curran fan here too. I'm truly devastated that he's gone...

Not only was he a magnificent singer and guitarist, but the drums on the "Reform School Girl" album were recorded by him too, and I don't think I've ever heard anybody nail the Earl Palmer style the way Nick did. Talk about a multi-talent....

I've had the pleasure of seeing him live a couple of times as a member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and he always smoked. And he seemed to be a nice, humble guy. One of my coolest experiences on stage EVER is this (hence my stupid grin...):

The world has lost a fantastic musician. That said, they're beginning to get a helluva band up there... RIP Nick Curran
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PostSubject: Re: Rest In Peace, Nick Curran   Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:34 pm

I was lucky to have seen NC play the Blue Comet Bar a couple of years ago. I only new of him from his awesome playing on the Kim Lenz albums, not really his solo stuff. Then he starts playing------ this little skinny tatooed guy, with a voice sounding like a hardened, old, black blues singer---AMAZING!
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PostSubject: Re: Rest In Peace, Nick Curran   Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:28 pm

I had the opportunity to see Nick in Green Bay last year, and he blew the roof off the place. I'm sorry I won't get to see him play again, but I'm thankful for the show I saw, and I'm glad his suffering is over.
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