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"Hospice of the Valley"

"You touched my heart again." "Your song . . . was very beautiful and contributed to the effectiveness of the day. Thanks for bringing your special talents to HOV." Joan Lowell. - Hospice of the Valley, Joan Lowell


"Nominated for 2008 Los Angeles Music Awards, Best Country Vocalist"

"Congrats on winning a nomination for Country Vocalist, Male or Female. This nomination is for the 18th annual LA Music Awards. We would like to place you in a Producer's Choice category for the Phoenix Music Awards as well."

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- Al Bowman, Los Angeles Music Awards


"Winner of 2008 Lyric Writer Awards, Round 2"

"Our Judging Panel has reached their decision in Round 2 of the 2008 Lyric Writer Awards and I am delighted to tell you that they have chosen your lyric for "Home To Dallas" as the Winner! Congratulations!"

http://www.wearelistening.org/winners_lwa.php

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- Lior Shamir, We Are Listening


"All Music Guide Review"

Contemporary folksinger/songwriter Keith Curtis keeps things light and well-appointed on Postcards From the Road, with varied percussion here ("Tears and Time") or banjo there ("Human Train") providing enough sonic scenery to keep the journey interesting. A fiddle dresses up his acoustic guitar in "Magnolia," and he's accompanied by harmony vocals throughout. But while this is all very pleasant, it's Curtis' rich, Gordon Lightfoot-esque voice, and his crafty turn of phrase that make these Postcards so satisfying. Observing a fellow passenger on the platform in "Greyhound Station," he muses about her destination, and her reasons for going there. "I can still see her old grey eyes", he sings in retrospect. "Hidden in the pale bus station light/I've always wondered what her front room might look like". Motifs of separation, rainfall, and of course, nighttime driving, crop up like billboards on the horizon; over the course of the album, Curtis and his characters roll through Texas, New Orleans, Baltimore, Kansas, and New Mexico. It's a consistently interesting trip, but some of Postcards' strongest moments might be the tense, low-key bluegrass of "Three Mile Well," the light Dylan lilt of "Second Story Nights," or the title track itself. With lines like "I'm just another traveler here/Another drifter just like you", it's a fitting beginning to an engaging, endearing road trip. ~ Johnny Loftus, All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus


"Album Review"

Post cards from a great writer!, June 17, 2000
Keith Curtis is one of those guys who is able to turn his experiences into beautiful songs. He's the kind of writer who's not content with a song until it digs deep into an event or experience. Before you know it his voice has taken you to a place you normally would never go but once there, you're grateful. Fine production by Kyle Harris. - Mike Breen


Discography

Borderline. Extensive radio airplay primarily college stations, 1995.
Let It Roll. Extensive radio airplay, primarily college stations, 1997.
Postcards From The Road. Streaming and airplay; Distribution through The Orchard, 2002
It Don't Pay - July, 2008
Fork in the Road - January 2009

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Singer/Songwriter Keith Curtis has played at some of the finest Americana Venues in the country, including the famed Bluebird Café in Nashville, the Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville Texas, and the Tucson Folk Festival. He has performed as an opener for the late John Stewart, for David Wilcox, Janis Ian and other top level performers at multiple venues.

Keith has 4 fully produced CD projects completed, including the 2009 release Fork in the Road, which takes us back to the roots of the music that has inspired Keith, as well as new songs that have been on the shelf awaiting release. The self-produced CD was a full year in the making and has spawned additional songs indicating a 2010 release or maybe late 2009, is a certainty.

Keith has won numerous song writing awards from Billboard, to the Fort Bend (Houston) song-writing contest, Tucson Kitchen Musicians song-writing contest, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk artist contest, the 2008 second round wearelistening.org lyric writing contest. He was also nominated as Country Vocalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2008.

A natural performer, whether in a group or as a solo act, Keith doesn’t try to wow the audience with glitter but instead appeals to all of their senses with stories and songs that come from the heart, that come from pain and joy, that come from travels across this great land and the rest of the world.

His internet presence includes a large fan base across the country and more songs can be found at www.reverbnation.com/keithcurtis. A songwriter with a deep background to pull from, Keith can bring a crowd to its feet or to tears and laughter.