Fresh off an opening performance for Steve Miller Band and Journey at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore, teenage guitar phenom Matthew Curry is set to perform a pair of free shows at the North Shore this week.
He performs with Nikki Hill on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Squaw Valley and Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Crystal Bay Casino.
“Matthew and his rare combination of youth and maturity have been taking audiences, and the music industry, by surprise with his triple-threat talents of compelling songwriting, dynamic vocals, and incendiary guitar work,” according to press materials. “Having just turned 19 years old, Matthew has already been adopted by Fender Guitars and Guitar Center into their exclusive ‘Brotherhood of The Guitar.’...Making the crowd reactions even more notable is the fact that Matthew’s set is comprised of all original material. His songs have a classic feel and people are responding immediately to the emotional power of the songs and the excitement of Matthew and his band’s strong delivery.”
Crystal Bay Casino manager Bill Wood said Curry’s skills are impressive, even in light of all talent that comes through the area.
“It is a free show and you won’t believe how talented this young man is,” Wood said in an email. “Not only does he kill it on guitar but he writes most of the material he performs and is getting rave reviews wherever he plays. Comparisons are a dime a dozen but this kid brings it like no one I have seen in a long, long time. Let’s just say he would fit in with Double Trouble in a heartbeat.”
Lake Tahoe Action