Catie Curtis may not be a household name in your book, but chances are you’ve heard her music on television, Serius Satellite Radio, the big screen, and more. That’s right, for more than two decades, this Boston-based folk singer has assembled an impressive songbook of deeply personal tracks, including my favorites like “Troubled Mind” (Truth from Lies, 1996), “Kiss that Counted” (My Shirt Looks Good, 2001), “Soulfully” (Catie Curtis, 1996) and “100 Miles” (A Crash Course in Roses, 1999).
Humble Beginnings in Maine
Catie Curtis calls Saco, Maine her hometown. It was in Saco where she got her start in music at the tender age of 15. Barely in high school, Catie Curtis was hired to play drums for a musical theater production at the amusement park in her hometown. The show’s production manager reportedly awarded Curtis with her first guitar saying, “I will give you this if you promise me you’ll learn to play it.” The rest, as they say, is music history. Self taught on guitar, Catie Curtis found musical inspiration from the likes of Melanie, Karla Bonoff and, even, Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam). You can still hear their influence in her music today.
Flood-Inspired Song Tracks
You may also remember folk singer Catie Curtis from her award-winning, Hurricane Katrina inspired folk song entitled, “People Look Around.” Written with Mark Erelli, this song shows the incredible range that Catie Curtis brings to folk.
Folk’s Catie Curtis Hits the Big Time
Catie Curtis’ folk songs and music have also found their way to prime time television and, as a result, have been featured on Dawson’s Creek, Felicity, Alias, Chicago Hope, and Grey’s Anatomy. Her folk songs have also been included on several independent films, making Catie Curtis a folk artist in great demand.
Singer Songwriter Catie Curtis on Tour
Boston-based Catie Curtis is well known and highly regarded on the folk circuit today and has toured with Dar Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, among others. Catie Curtis tours about 5-6 times a month, playing at some pretty cool concert venues from Massachusetts to North Carolina and beyond. Consequently, when Catie Curtis comes to your town, you’ll definitely want to score some tickets and check her music out.
Catie Curtis Discography
A prolific singer songwriter, Catie Curtis has released several albums in her career, among them: Dandelion (1989), From Years to Hours (1991), Truth From Lies (1995), Catie Curtis (1997), A Crash Course In Roses (1999), My Shirt Looks Good On You (2001), Acoustic Valentine (2003), From Years to Hours … The Early Recordings (2003), Dreaming in Romance Languages (2004), Long Night Moon (2006), Sweet Life (2008), and Hello, Stranger (2009). Critics and adoring fans alike expect great things from folk’s Catie Curtis in the months and years to come.
CATIE CURTIS RESOURCES
Official Website – Catie Curtis
Catie Curtis on My Space
Yahoo! Music – Catie Curtis