Nick Curran and the Lowlifes Tickets
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See Also : http://www.last.fm/music/Nick+Curran and http://www.last.fm/music/Nick%2BCurran%2B%2526%2BThe%2BNitelifes Nick Curran (1978-2012) is an American blues singer and guitarist. He has been likened to Guitar Slim, T-Bone Walker, Little Richard, and is clearly influenced by Amos Milburn. Curran grew up in the Portland, Maine area, where his father was a professional musician. His father would give him The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Duke Robillard records and say, “If you want to be a good guitar player, learn all these solos, every note!” At 15 Curran was playing guitar with his father’s blues band, Mike Curran and the Tremors. By the time he was 18, Curran was playing guitar in a local rockabilly band, when he was introduced to rockabilly legend Ronnie Dawson. He joined Dawson’s band and began his first national tour, playing guitar with Dawson for the next six months. His reputation as a hotshot guitarist was beginning to spread. When he got off the road from Dawson’s tour, he got a call to go back out on the road with Texas rockabilly queen Kim Lenz. His guitar work on that tour impressed Lenz so much she asked Curran to move from New England to Dallas to join her backup band, the Jaguars. He stayed in that band for two years, getting some recording experience along the way on one of Lenz’ albums, The One And Only. Curran immersed himself in the vibrant blues traditions in Dallas as well as the roots music scene in Austin. He even did a touring stint with retro-country musician Wayne Hancock. Curran died on October 6, 2012, at the age of 35 after a battle with cancer. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.