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Curtis McMurtry

Curtis McMurtry

Savannah Valentino

Thu, April 20, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15 adv / $20 door

Tickets at the Door

Curtis McMurtry - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Curtis McMurtry writes about villains that think they're victims. Influenced by Fiona Apple, Billy Strayhorn and Leonard Cohen, Curtis' music combines piercing lyrics with lush chords and unusual arrangements. His first solo album Respectable Enemy was released in August 2014, and drew comparisons to The Magnetic Fields, Calexico, and John Fullbright. His sophomore album The Hornet's Nest is due out February 24, 2017.

Curtis was born and raised in Austin, Texas and grew up listening to local musicians Warren Hood, Ephraim Owens, Seela, and his father, James McMurtry. Curtis studied music composition and ethnomusicology in college, primarily writing contemporary chamber music for banjo and strings. After graduation, Curtis moved to Nashville to sharpen his songwriting by co-writing with elder statesmen including Fred Koller and Guy Clark. He has since moved back to Austin where he performs as a quartet with cellist Diana Burgess (of Mother Falcon), upright bassist Taylor Turner (of Magia Negra) and trumpeter Nathan Calzada.

"Backed by a stand-up bass, cello and occasionally a horn section, the 24-year-old McMurtry epitomizes the catch-all nature of Americana" -

"Simply put, at 23, McMurtry's dark and deep debut solo album, Respectable Enemy, marks him as a world-class talent who not just stands on his own merits, but soars on them."
- Thomas Gerbasi, New York Examiner

"Violin, cello, tenor sax and trumpet broaden the spectrum of his music well beyond country-folk limitations. Curtis doesn’t shy from association with his father – he covers James’ “Gulf Road,” a good fit for the classic-crooner richness of his voice – but he’s after something quite different musically." - Peter Blackstock, Austin360
Savannah Valentino - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Savannah Valentino writes about sorrow and longing. Drawing inspiration from occult subject matter and the shadowy realm of existence that lies just beneath the surface. She is influenced by artists such as Elliott Smith, Gillian Welch and Amigo the Devil.
Savannah was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and began traveling the country with her music at the age of 18. Her debut EP is due out June 23rd, 2017.

"I was captivated by Savannah's voice 15 seconds after walking into her New York debut at the Knitting Factory. With a tone as pure as Linda Perhacs, Savannah sang for half an hour, during which I didn't budge from my spot. There's no excess, she understands the art of restraint, the elegance of simplicity. She sings with a confidence that she has nothing to prove, and everything to offer." - Irwin Chusid,

"Breathily true...If wistful songs of anger and loneliness need a home, Savannah is where they go to be sung. She's been setting audiences on gorgeousness for a while now." -Sunday Night All Folked Up
Venue Information:
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229