Thank God For Science
Gig Seeker Pro

Thank God For Science

Providence, Rhode Island, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Providence, Rhode Island, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Instrumental


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos


The best kept secret in music



"Mining the best corners of American music Jeremy Moses Curtis' self-titled release (Hi-N-Dry) is a road map. There are stops on country roads, back porches, rock clubs and smoky jazz rooms, but the ride is smooth, not disjointed. Ultimately, wherever Curtis takes us, we want to buy him a beer and hear his stories." - Joan Hathaway(3-RIng Circus)

"JMC@TOAD Cambridge, MA"

The Toad has always been a bitch goddess to me; one that caresses with one hand and claws with the other. It’s cool and hip, but hot and crowded. The nightly music is always free and most likely good but you have to dodge a bassist and possibly a keyboardist to take a piss. There’s a good selection of local microbrews but the bartenders serve every drink with a hefty shot of arrogance. It’s packed with fresh coeds from the neighboring colleges but they’re some of the most vacuous lackwits that have ever expelled themselves from these much-esteemed ivy-covered walls of higher education. Eternally squealing in a barrage of “likes” and “ohmygawds” that are only enhanced by ensuing rounds of Lemon Drops. Soon it looks like the Benetton bus got hit by the J. Crew train and only the stupid survived.
So it is with some disdain that I drag my lazy ass across town to visit this local establishment and be jostled among the bleak future of our country while the eternally disappointed barkeeps sneer at my mere $1 tip for my $5 stale Guinness.
Yet still I am here and it certainly wasn’t for the first two bands who’s whining and carrying on served them right for losing all those girls they sang about. I would have left them too.
No, I am here for just one band, named for one man but consisting of more: Jeremy Moses Curtis.
He’s been a player in the local scene for over a decade now as a member of dozens of bands (Elbow, Sticky, Twinemen, etc.) and supporting some of the finest musicians out there (Howie Day, Bill Morissey, Jabe Beyer, etc.) But now the time has come for Curtis to front the band and be the supportee for once, living off the musical welfare provided by his loving friends and cohorts.
Alternating between bass and guitar and backed by a crew of the few and mighty – Billy Conway (Twinemen, Morphine, etc.) on drums, Sean Staples (The Resophonics, The Benders, etc.) on mandolin, Mike Castellana (Sarah Borges, The Broken Singles, etc.) on pedal steel/guitar - Curtis offered up a fine selection of grizzled workingman’s folk, smoky 12-bar blues, and tears-in-the-beers waltzes, many from his latest self-titled release album, Jeremy Moses Curtis.
Curtis has a certain presence of ease about him and plays with the calm demeanor of Mr. Miyagi. His bass could turn into a live, hissing viper on stage in the middle of a song and without missing a note, he dash it’s brains on the stage, toss it aside and pick up the guitar with little more mention than: “Well, that was weird.”
The old time songs like the moseying “Willow Tree” or the gritty barroom sway of “Old Town Highway” were perfect to highlight Curtis’ telltale drawl, smooth as well-worn corduroy. This was especially so for the heavy bass of “Satan,” a mournful ballad of haunted regret, dark yet forgiving like Danzig on Quaaludes. It bloomed from a dusky fireside groove into a furious storm of stabbing mandolin struck through with pedal steel. Truly glorious.
Shrugging off the dusty old-town music mantle, Curtis lilted into something this side of rock with tunes like the distinctly Foo Fighters feel of “Lie With Myself” and a couple from the Sticky play list, “Record Player” and “Missing Days,” that showed off some fine guitar work and great harmonies and kept the crowd bobbing and cheering along.
This crowd of drunken hipsters was not entirely satisfied after the band left the stage so they returned with a little number from the Jethro days called “Stepside” which moved back into that lazy groove that Curtis fits into so well, ambling down an old country road and chewing a stem of grass in the back of a rusted out Chevy pickup.
Check out his new album released on the Hi-n-Dry label out of Cambridge and available at CD Baby or through iTunes.
- Rev. Keith Harris

"Jeremy Moses Curtis"

Jeremy Moses Curtis has stepped out of his long-time sideman's role with a
solo debut that's sonically daring and lyrically revealing — a surprising,
evocative and timeless recording that defies category while embracing the deepest,
strongest roots of great American music. — Ted Drozdowski(BOSTON PHOENIX) - Ted Drozdowski(Boston Phoenix)


My current release Jeremy Moses Curtis is available through ITUNES/CDBABY and other digital resources. Other records you can find my songwriting on:
STICKY-album title"Nooner"
many co-writes with Michael Press
and "Missing the Days"
STICKY-album title "Allkindsaworry"
again many co-writes with Michael Press
and "Loaded", "Record Player", "Satan"
As a performer:
Tim Gearan-"Moving Day"
Andrea Gillis-"Want Another?"
Bill Morrissey-latest release on Rounder
Howie Day-"Live in Portland"
Bow Thayer-"Spend it All featuring Levon Helm"
Jabe Beyer-"Where are We Going and When Do We Get There"
Steve Mayone-"Bedroom Rockstar", "Unfortunate Son"
Elbow-"Piss N' Moan", "Hog The Bed"
Countless other sessions that I can't quite remember



Known for his work as a bassist for Booker T, Jeffrey Foucault, Twinmen and many many more, Jeremy Moses Curtis and the "Thank God For Science" band showcases his instrumental compositions that are self described as a "sonic landfill" of music that knows no boundaries.

Band Members