Watch Young Blues Artist Matthew Curry Cover Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Fire’
Matthew Curry might be only 19, but the singer, songwriter, and guitarist plays well beyond his years — as you can see and hear here in this clip, which captures Curry and his band tearing through a live cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Fire."
Curry, whose discography includes 2011's If I Don't Got You and 2013's Electric Religion, is no stranger to the classic-rock songbook; some of his other YouTube uploads include covers of Hendrix's "Angel" and ZZ Top's "Jesus Just Left Chicago." That audible respect for his roots has served him well with touring partners like Peter Frampton, who's called Curry "a phenomenal guitar player" and "the next guitar hero," as well as Steve Miller, who's compared him to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
But he insists that he's no mere revivalist. "If somebody came up and asked me what I would call my music, I don’t think I would say ‘the blues,’" Curry says in his bio. "And I don’t think I would say ‘rock and roll,’ either. I would actually say, ‘good music.’ Blues is my first love, but I also love ’60s rock like Cream, the Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix. I’m also into things like Southern rock, Chet Atkins, and Roy Clark. All of those artists are complete musicians. They write great songs, and they sing great too. They’re just incredible."
Curry will pay further tribute to those influences when he sails as part of the Rock Legends Cruise IV next January, as part of a lineup that includes Frampton, Gregg Allman and many others. For further information and to hear more from Matthew Curry, visit his official site.
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