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

My husband and I took a chance and booked our first ever cruise in December 2011 after listening to a radio commercial about a cruise with ZZ Top, George Thorogood and John Kay playing and cruising with us (among many other great bands!). This was “Woodstock on Water”! We have been on every one since and have made many new friends who we correspond with throughout the year and look forward to seeing every year. There should be a different word than “Cruise” to describe this because it does not compare to a standard cruise by any means. Seeing- greeting-hugging-taking pictures with so many of our idols – PRICELESS!! Pam and the NAHA staff do an outstanding job and we always book as soon as each cruise booking opens – no need to wait to see who will be rockin’ us! If you like classic and southern rock and have not booked this cruise, do not wait or you’ll miss out. It sells out earlier every year. (Love to all the Dfers and FB Rock Legends Cruise Fans and FB Rock Legends Cruise Party’ers!)

Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT! Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT!

This was my 5th RLC out of 6 and will be on the next one in 2019. It is the only way to do a cruise and one of the best ways to have an over the top rock ‘n roll experience. There are three venues with shows going on from 10 am to past 12 midnight – every day! Once you’re done for the night, the convenience of your cabin is just steps away. The RLC lineup speaks for itself. There is so much talent, legends and upcoming rockers, on the ship! The people, your fellow rockers, are all there for the same reason – rock ‘n roll! Don’t be surprised if you run into a few rock stars on the elevator or just hanging out watching a show.

L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience