Curtis Family Band is a 3 or 4 person variety band with bluegrass instrumentation. We play traditional and contemporary bluegrass. As well as country and Rock and Roll Covers
We play all types of events from festivals to house concerts.
Repertoire: Skaggs to Buffet,Prine to VanZandt
Available for Weddings, Concerts, Festivals, Workshops, House Concerts.
With or without sound reinforcement we are all acoustic if necessary. (No PA)
The Curtis Family Band were lovely. They were very professional, on time, and easy to deal with. The music was wonderful, peppered with bits of humor, and nuggets of information. The selection of songs was perfect for our group, and we were able to sing along as well. A completely enjoyable time. Thank you Paul, Ray, Wanda and Jim.
Response from Curtis Family Band:
Thank you Jeri
We had a wonderful time also. Being able to play completely acoustic put the frosting on the cake. The Staff at Orchard Creek was very professional and accommodating especially Val and Deb. Did we mention how much we enjoyed the pie break?
Loved their Bluegrass Music --- Very engaging --- Was drawn into the music. Just plain Terrific!!!!!
Response from Curtis Family Band:
Thank You Lorraine!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 200 minutes
What to Expect
We usually play a 3 hour show more if needed. PA system if needed. We also play acoustic (no sound system). Some rooms don't need amplification. Although we can do some covers covers we are not a cover band. We are proud of our song selection which consists of music by; John Hartford, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Emmy Lou Harris, John Prine, Willie Nelson, Steve Goodman, Wailin Jennys, Merle Haggard, Iris Dement, Greatful Dead, Jerry Jeff WalkerBluegrass and stringband instrumentals . Too many to list.
The Band began with our two daughter. Since then they are pursuing there dream out west. Currently,
we are 4 piece Bluegrass, Old Timey , Country Rock sprinkled in. currently Paul Shugart holds down the Banjo spot, Ray Franks mandolin, Wanda Curtis mandolin, and Jim Curtis guitar and bass. We all sing. This winter the four piece play at St Ambrose Cellars on thursdays.
Additional Booking Notes
Very Flexible We can do performances acoustically(no sound reinforcemnet) to full concert/big stage invironments.
Past Booked Events
|March 27, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Dinner Party|
|August 22, 2015||Wedding Reception|
City of New Orleans Steve Goodman
Mamma Said Ruth Bloomquist
By Way of Sorrow Wailin Jennys
Last Thing on My Mind
Wagon Wheel Bob Dylan/
Catfish John Jerry Garcia
Folsum- Johnny Cash
Wait a Minute- Seldom Scene
Rider- Greatfull Dead / Seldom Scene
Great Balls of Fire- Jerry Lee Lewis
One Way Track- Skaggs
Pirate Looks at 40- Jimmy Buffet
|Wanda Curtis||mandolin/ Vocals|
|Paul Shugart||Banjo/Guitar/ Vocals|
|Raymond Franks||Mando/Guitar/ Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Ricky Skaggs to Steeldrivers
Bill Monroe to Hank Williams
Buffet to Vanzandt
self contained if needed
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