Matthew Curry

Played 2016

About Matthew Curry

Matthew Curry has built a multi-generational audience through a deep, pure connection forged with fans that have encountered him via headline appearances and cherished support opportunities from some of the most successful touring artists in the history of music. Simply, he is a singer-songwriter writing songs that draw from personal inspirations, incorporating elements of blues, rock, southern rock and old school country into his repertoire. His guitar playing is becoming world renowned, yet for Curry, his perspective is broader sharing. “Of course the guitar is a HUGE part of my music, but something I really like to focus on is trying to make good songs. Songs people can related to. Songs people immediately want to sing along to or tap their feet to. It is reaffirming to experience this wide spectrum of audience coming out, and when I’m on stage seeing a mix of young, old, and middle age, alongside an even split of males and females, singing along to every song, I know that I’m headed down the right path.”

Following the release of If I Don’t Got You (2014) and Electric Religion (2015), Curry returns with the new EP Shine On. He is a prolific writer who aims to write and record a new release annually. When asked about the new songs, he prefers to leave interpretation in some cases to the listener, while being transparently forthcoming with others. The opener, “Blink of an Eye,” finds the songwriter channeling inspiration from the Black Crowes, Eagles and perhaps a bit of Chris Stapleton as he sings the woes of losing a woman, out of selfishness. The harder-edged rocker, “Caroline,” is a feel good track. Curry offers, “The song presents that scenario where many young guys and gals face a young lady’s father not pleased about the relationship, and the challenges of sneaking away for the sake of love. This one is a really fun one to play cause it always seems very easy for the audience to dance and sing along with it.” The title track, “Shine On,” displays the artist’s connection to the beauty of Memphis Soul and Muscle Shoals Southern Gospel Rock that shines with simply purity as he delivers the uplifting, yet heavy lyrics. “Matter of Time” follows with a softer, easy-listening tone. Curry shares, “We’ve all experienced love that we thought would last an eternity and didn’t quite end up working that way.” The final track, “Draw the Line,” is a bit ambiguous by intent, leaving the listener to find personal meaning. Curry continues to grown year-after-year as a writer and is the antithesis of those who create in a confined space. The songs reflect his style and sound, yet no two sound exactly the same. There is nothing cookie cutter about his approach or execution and that trend seems to continue throughout his three offerings thus far.



What Passengers Think

First time on RLC cruise and it was, by far, one of the best damn times I’ve ever had in my life! Loved every band we saw, especially Sammy, Bad Company and Artimus Pyle! Had already booked for VII before we even went on this one and won’t be giving up my reservation for anything! I do agree with another reviewer that the chair reserving/holding on the deck needs to be addressed and the smoking everywhere on deck 11 was a little much. Thank you NAHA for nailing it for us true rockers!!

Mary, Talk about a Rock-n-Roll fantasy! Mary, Talk about a Rock-n-Roll fantasy!

This was our first RLC, we REALLY wanted to do this one because of Uriah Heep and The Circle. The fact that Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult, and Bad Company were on it also just sweetened the pot. It was our first time seeing Todd Rundgren, Gary Hoey, Quiet Riot, Artimus Pyle and Elvin Bishop, who were all great! We caught parts of some of the other bands and unfortunately some not at all. We didn’t leave the ship at all because there just too much GREAT music!
The artist we met were all very nice. Loved the Meet and Greets. And now we have new bands to follow.
My only complaints ( and they wouldn’t stop my husband and I from returning) were the saving of the chairs with towels, and the staff in the buffet room seemed ill equipped to handle the crowds, which were predictable. Also, I thought the buffet room should have had longer daytime hours, that would have helped with tables not available. But we weren’t there for the food or the destination. We were there for the non stop music. Gary Hoey and the All Star Jam was the best surprise, we didn’t move for 3 hours, didn’t want to miss a second of that great show. Gary was a terrific host.
We will be back! Oh and fun swag too!

Beckie Webster, Terrific Beckie Webster, Terrific