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We’re on a boat!

We’re going cruisin’! After a week of public voting, and then another week of private voting by cruise ticket holders, we were selected as one of three bands to win the Sixthman Soundcheck competition for a spot on The Rock Boat music cruise next February! Yeehaw! We’re thrilled to be included, and very grateful to everyone who cast a vote for us. We owe a very special thanks to Beth Gosnell, who got us involved in this community initially by inviting us to…Read More

The Rock Boat Soundcheck semi-finalists!

We’ve been named on the short list for a music cruise next year! The Rock Boat is essentially the lovechild of a Caribbean cruise and a music festival, featuring such acts as Parachute, Sister Hazel, and Andy Grammer. We’ve been selected as semi-finalists for The Rock Boat’s Soundcheck competition, specifically designed for up-and-comers who haven’t been on the Boat before. We’re excited to be in the running, especially since so many of our friends from the Rock By The Sea charity…Read More

As summer winds down, the tour picks up

Hello all! It’s been a while since we’ve spoken in this here blog space. The month of July saw us enjoy some much needed R&R in Florida with family. We had a few wedding celebrations, a couple birthdays, and a healthy dose of beach time. Now, feeling refreshed and just a bit wiser, we’re again on the road for an extended fall tour, which we kicked off in Tallahasse before making our way up to Charlottesville, Virginia, to play the Sprint Pavilion…Read More

Summer is here!

After a week off for a family wedding–a lovely, intimate affair that featured a few Currys performances, a beautiful beach-side ceremony, and a pair of 8 year-old nieces leading the entire wedding gathering in the Whip/Nae Nae–we are now back in action! It’s officially summertime now, and that means we Currys will be spending the bulk of our days in the Florida panhandle, with occasional excursions up and down the East Coast. Here’s a list of dates over the next couple weeks;…Read More

Official Video: “Hold Me Here”

A couple months ago, we shot a pair of music videos in Charlottesville for songs on our new album West of Here. Here, finally, for your viewing pleasure, is the first of those: “Hold Me Here.” Shot by our good friend Tom Campbell and edited with the assistance of the peerless Yu Gu, the video features Jimmy’s dramatic acting debut… and hey, he’s not bad! We had a great time shooting these videos, and Tom captured some really beautiful scenes of our Cville neighborhood.…Read More

All rocked out by the sea

We. Are. Beat. This past weekend we had the pleasure of performing at Rock By The Sea 10, the tenth annual charity music festival on St. George Island, Florida. It was five straight days of live performances, great causes, beach games, and new friends–five straight days of going to bed too late, getting up too early, and then doing it all over again. It was an exhausting, happy blast, and we felt so warmly welcomed. Now we need to sleep for…Read More

Los Tres Amigos!

On May 5, 1862, a rag-tag, outnumbered, underdog army of Mexicans won an impressive victory over a host of imperial French forces at the Battle of Puebla. What did that mean at the time? Not much. The French went on to oust the Mexican government, installed a puppet emperor (yes, an emperor, like in Star Wars) in Mexico City, and occupied the country for several years. It wasn’t until after the American Civil War that Mexico pushed the invaders out, presumably in part because…Read More

Video premiere: “Tastee-Freez”

We’ve got a new music video to share! “Tastee-Freez” is the first official video to drop from the new album West of Here. We recorded the video while we were rehearsing and recording the album at White Star Sound in Lousia, Virginia, and the footage is set in the studio and during a staged “rehearsal” in our house in Charlottesville. The premiere today is featuring exclusively on The Bluegrass Situation and will be made public on YouTube tomorrow. For now, check it out…Read More

Goin’ down to Florida to roam…

This week sees us trek south for a weekend of album release shows and festivals in our old stomping grounds of North Florida. We’ll be playing some of our favorite venues in Gainesville, Tallahassee, and along the Forgotten Coast. Head on over to the “Shows” page for more details; the basics are below: 4/7 – Apalachicola, FL – Bowery Station – 6:30pm 4/8 – Gainesville, FL – Sandhill Stage – 7:30pm 4/9 – Tallahassee, FL – Word of South Festival – 5:00pm 4/10…Read More

We’ve got something to show you…

Last week we officially released our sophomore album West of Here, and in conjunction with the album release, we’re digitally re-branding! We’ve got a new official “The Currys” logo (see webpage header and album cover) and a brand-spanking new website (you’re on it!) compliments of graphic/web design wunderkind Christa Albano. Plus, we’ll have the new album and a collection of new merchandise–including T-shirts and koozies–available at all our official CD release shows. This past weekend saw us in the Big Apple, and before the…Read More