Paul Curreri

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b. 1976, Seattle, Washington, USA. Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife Devon Sproule, this folk blues artist established a cult following in the early 00s with a series of highly literate…
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b. 1976, Seattle, Washington, USA. Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife Devon Sproule, this folk blues artist established a cult following in the early 00s with a series of highly literate singer-songwriter albums. Raised in Richmond, Virginia, Curreri studied painting and film at Rhode Island School of Design while continuing to pursue a long-held passion for the guitar and songwriting. He chose to work as a musician following graduation, and got his first break in 2001 as a touring companion for Kelly Joe Phelps. The independent label City Salvage released Curreri’s From Long Gones To Hawkmoth in 2002, and the album was quickly picked up the Americana musical community as one of the finest debuts of the year. The follow-up, Songs For Devon Sproule, was closer in nature to the sparse acoustic settings that Curreri favoured in concert.

In the mid-00s, Curreri completed two superb studio albums, The Spirit Of The Staircase (2004) and The Velvet Rut (2007), which showcased his remarkable acoustic and electric playing and revealed a lyrical depth far beyond most of his contemporaries. He also released the live album Are You Going To Paul Curreri.