Songs with a Story , Music with a Heart
Welcome to the music of Curtis Brand. Please take some time to scroll through the site, listen to some of the songs, and watch a few of the videos. Then check out the shows page and come join me at one of the live performances. And if you don't get to see me play live, please go out and see another local performer. We depend upon you to keep live local music alive.
“Listening to the songs of singer/songwriter/storyteller Curtis Brand leaves one with that peaceful, easy feeling of a barefoot summer’s evening; of relaxing on the back porch in a pair of faded old jeans, favorite beverage in hand, surrounded by best friends. His music, his stories, and even the essence of the man himself, just put folks into a state of laidback easiness. Brand’s songs gently reveal common threads of everyday life; touching on both the humor and melancholy that’s there for the taking."
"Curtis’ unique “down east” humor coupled with his do-it-yourself ingenuity makes him an authentic Yankee. He’s got a grit and determination that keeps him grounded and practical while, at the same time, a real humanitarian. He has been a regular guest on WHUS 91.7 FM’s “Ramblin” Bert’s Blues program and on Washboard Pat’s Transfer Station. His newest CD release, “Downeast Summer ”, is musical tour of the Maine coast. Most of the cuts feature just Brand and his guitar; doing what he does best, while crossing the border many times from folk to blues with ease. There’s a hint of Willy Nelson in his sound and a glimpse of Harry Chapin in his storytelling--and he can really deliver on storytelling, which makes his live performances so appealing. His first CD, “Older than Dirt ” is musical smorgasbord of comfort food; there’s hardly a listener whose heartstrings won’t be tugged on more than once. Curtis Brand is changing the face of local, live music, and other musicians in the area are joining this grassroots movement; they’re saying “no” to the “corporate” music paradigm and that’s a good thing for every music lover.”
From an interview article by Susan Dziedzic