Matthew Curry will be headlining to ring in 2014 at the Castle Theatre in Bloomington, IL after a busy fall tour that took him to St. Louis, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Birmingham, and Nashville. Matthew’s band now includes drummer Tim Kramp, bassist Tim Brickner, and Mike Nellas on keyboards. Matthew has played with the greats since the start - jamming regularly with Tommy Castro, Bernard Allison, Bryan Lee, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. Matthew Curry is a 2013 inductee into the prestigious Brotherhood of the Guitar sponsored by Guitar Center, Ernie Ball, and Fender Guitars and he was featured in the UK’s widely-read Blues Matters.
Matthew Curry’s first CD, "If I Don't Got You" received high marks in the International Blues Competition. “Blinded By the Darkness” won in the best blues song of the International Songwriting Competition. Matthew was also one of five international finalists in Ampeg’s “Straight-Up Tone” competition. In 2012 "High Water Everywhere" was featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour Emerging Artists. “If I Don’t Got You” is one of NPR’s “5 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” in their Heavy Rotation. With Matthew’s mature vocals, range of guitar sounds, and band rocking as tight as ever with solid arrangements, his second CD “Electric Religion” is already receiving popular and critical acclaim both in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Now being booked by Paradigm Talent, Matthew Curry played in major summer festivals including the Merchant Street Music Festival (Kankakee, IL) Mississippi Valley Blues Festival (Davenport, IA) Prairie Dog Blues Festival (Prairie du Chien, WI) the Ride Festival (Telluride, CO) and the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR, and the Chicago Blues Festival. Matthew opened for Foreigner in in Bloomington, Chicago, and Nashville. Tour plans for 2014 include opening for the Steve Miller Band across Canada.